Future Matters concerns contemporary approaches to the future – how the future is known, created and minded. In a social world whose pace continues to accelerate the future becomes an increasingly difficult terrain. While the focus of social life is narrowing down to the present, the futures we create on a daily basis cast ever longer shadows. Future Matters addresses this paradox and its deep ethical implications. It locates contemporary approaches to the future in a wider sociological and historical framework of practices, traces differences and continuities, and shows how contemporary practices of futures-construction make taking responsibility for futures all but impossible.
Carlos Montemayor, San Francisco State University
Minding Time: A Philosophical and Theoretical Approach to the Psychology of Time offers an innovative philosophical account of the most fundamental kinds of time representation. Drawing on biological clocks, it explains how representations of duration and simultaneity relate to the consciously ...
Robert Hassan, The University of Melbourne
Explaining and comparing the rise and effects of the 'empires' of clock time and 'network time', Empires of Speed argues with power and clarity that our network society is hurtling fast through a volatile present into an increasingly precarious future.
This study deals with time and with music, and the link between the two is the suggestion that music is a modeling of the way we construct time. Time—the now, duration, succession and order of succession; the past, the future—is seen as a resource for managing systemic disequilibrium and as the ...
By J.T. Fraser
This work represents a guided tour to the integrated study of time. Through twenty-two connected essays, selected from the author's extensive writings, Time and Time Again advances new insights into our understanding of the nature of time seen through the sciences and the humanities.
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