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Conversations About the End of Time By Umberto Eco

Conversations About the End of Time
by Umberto Eco

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Where does our fascination with the Apocalypse come from? Is time cyclical or linear? Can society survive without ideology? Can children be philosophers? The contributors examine these questions and other of our preoccupations, cast back to the fears and hopes of previous generations and examine the challenges to come.
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Conversations About the End of Time by Umberto Eco

How has the Western world responded in the past to repeated claims that the end of the world is nigh? How do different religions understand what is ment by the end of the world? What have science and philosophy got to say about the end of time? Why do people suffer? What is hell? Is time cyclical or linear? These are just a few of the questions tackled by Umberto Eco, Stephen Jay Gould, Jean Carriere and Jean-Paul Delumeau in a series of conversations. Mixing the religious with the profane and the deeply profound with the humorous, the book explores anything and everything from the concept of time as embedded in language to the reasons why war become an industrialized phenomenon in the 20th century.

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Conversations About the End of Time by Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco
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