Time Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Time.

  • 2 Student Essays
  • 7 Encyclopedia Articles
  • 2 Literature Criticisms
  • ...and more

Study Pack

The Time Study Pack contains:

Encyclopedia Articles (7)

1,579 words, approx. 6 pages
The Evolution of Timekeeping: Water Clocks in China and Mechanical Clocks in Europe Overview Early in history, humans sought methods to tell time. A concept rather than a physical entity, time eluded ... Read more
1,871 words, approx. 7 pages
The Measure of Time Overview Beginning with the designs of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), pendulums set in motion an evolution in accuracy and utility of clocks and wat... Read more
369 words, approx. 2 pages
Direction of Time The directionality of time is a fundamental and unexplained characteristic of the universe. Unlike the three dimensions of space, which have no obvious preferred direction, time is u... Read more
1,441 words, approx. 5 pages
Time Time is a measurement to determine the duration of an event, or to determine when an event occurred. Time has different incremental scales (year, day, second, etc.), and it has different ways by ... Read more
1,036 words, approx. 4 pages
Time Time, it has been joked, is what keeps everything from happening all at once. It is the clock on our wall, the watch on our wrist, perhaps even the beat of our heart. Time seems to flow forward l... Read more
2,845 words, approx. 10 pages
Causal Approaches to the Direction of Time What account is to be given temporal priority and of the direction of time? One natural view is that no accountis needed (Oaklander 2004), a position that ca... Read more
12,341 words, approx. 42 pages
Time Time has frequently struck philosophers as mysterious. Some have even felt that it was incapable of rational discursive treatment and that it was able to be grasped only by intuition. This defeat... Read more