Time, Science, and Society in China and the West

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Contents
Acknowledgmentsix
Opening Remarks by the President GEORGE H. FORDxi
A Message from DR. JOSEPH NEEDHAM, FRS, FBAxiii
A Communication from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences YU GUANYUANxvii
The Problems of Exporting Faust J. T.FRASER1
Part I. Time
Introduction J. T. FRASER21
The Origins of Time NATHANIEL LAWRENCE23
Scientific Explanation and the Evolution of Time CONRAD DALE JOHNSON39
J. T. Fraser's "Levels of Temporality" as Cognitive Representations JOHN A. MICHON51
Part II. The Non-Chinese World
Introduction J. T. FRASER67
The Emergence of Time DENIS CORISH69
Time, Technology, Religion, and Productivity Values in Early Modern Europe FRANCIS C. HABER79
Literary Images of Progress SAMUEL L. MACEY93
Reflections on Time in Indian Philosophy ANINDITA NIYOGI BALSLEV104
The Shape of Time in African Music RUTH M. STONE113
Temporal Linearity and Nonlinearity in Music JONATHAN D. KRAMER126
Intermezzo
Humanities and the Experiences of Time GEORGE H. FORD141
Part III. China
Introduction J. T. FRASER149
On the Limits of Empirical Knowledge in the Traditional Chinese Sciences N. SIVIN151
The Evolution of Chinese Science and Technology JIN GUANTAO, FAN DAINIAN, FAN HONGYE, and LIU QINGFENG170

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