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Future matters : action, knowledge, ethics

Author: Barbara Adam; Chris Groves
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
Series: Supplements to The study of time, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. This book addresses this paradox and its deep ethical implications.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Adam, Barbara, 1945-
Future matters.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
(DLC) 2007037028
(OCoLC)171613920
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Adam; Chris Groves
ISBN: 9789047422594 9047422597
OCLC Number: 310364967
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 218 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Prologue; Chapter One Introduction; Chapter Two The Future Told; Chapter Three The Future Tamed; Chapter Four Futures Traded; Chapter Five Futures Transformed; Chapter Six Futures Traversed; Chapter Seven Futures Thought; Chapter Eight Futures Tended; Chapter Nine Futures Transcended; Epilogue; Glossary of Key Terms; Bibliography; Name Index; Subject Index.
Series Title: Supplements to The study of time, v. 3.
Responsibility: by Barbara Adam and Chris Groves.

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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. This book addresses this paradox and its deep ethical implications.
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