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The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli

The Order of Time

Carlo Rovelli

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Category: Non-fiction, Philosophy
Imprint: Allen Lane
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 26 Apr 2018
ISBN: 9780241292525

Translation of: 'L'ordine del tempo'. First published in Italian in 2017.

5 stars out of 5
James McConnachie
7 Apr 2019

"a dizzying account of how physics has demolished most of what we understand about time"

The Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli offers a dizzying account of how physics has demolished most of what we understand about time. To make his argument, he draws on the direction of time and the entropy of the universe, the way our brains create memories and the very origins of our sense of self. We perceive time, he suggests, because we are “attuned” to a tiny slice of reality that is peculiarly “orientated” in time. “What we are,” in short, is “beings made of time”. It is a dazzling end to an ambitious book.

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