Time and Space
The sites mentioned at the end of the book can be found below, along with a number of others. The division between 'Resources' and 'Online texts' (and, often, 'Philosophy' and 'Science') is somewhat artificial, but will have to serve until I can think of a better way of organizing things. There are more scientific links under the 'Resources' heading, as there are few philosophy sites devoted specifically to time and space; most of the philosophy sites listed are general in orientation, but equipped with efficient search engines, so tracking down available material on relevant topics is easy. I hope to expand and improve this site, so check back from time to time.
If you have any comments on the book, please email me and let me know - I expect to have an 'errors, corrections, omissions' section before too long!
I can be contacted here: email@example.com
For doing your own searching; e.g. 'Noesis' delivers links to 4474 documents for 'time' and 1446 for 'space' ...
Void and Emptiness Site As 'Episteme' puts it: A site that focuses on the concepts of the void and emptiness, from many different perspectives including philosophy, art, science and so on. Includes a long bibliography on the subject, several essays by the author, and links related to the study of the concept.
Peter Suber's list of philosophy resources
Los Alamos e-print archive A fully automated electronic archive and distribution server for research papers in physics, astronomy and other sciences (formerly xxx.lanl.gov). The search engine is fast and efficient (click 'Search All' in the 'Archive' section of the search form). Most of the articles here are intended for specialists, and so are often very technical.
Relativity on the world wide web maintained by John Baez. Includes links to the physics and relativity frequently asked questions (FAQs), guides and tutorials on relativity, pitched at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels - and Baez's own 'diary of a physicist'. A wealth of material here - well worth exploring.
The Light Cone Rob Salgado's 'illuminating' introduction to relativity.
The Solar System (University of Tennessee, Astronomy 161) the basics, presented in an accessible way (section 6 'The Development of Modern Astronomy' is particularly useful: introductions to Aristotle, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, etc.) The 'Astronomy 162' site is also worth looking at.
MacTutor History of Mathematics archive (St Andrews) Accessible introductions to a lot of useful geometry and physics (see 'History Topics: Alphabetical Index')
Astrophysics in Cyberspace - the High Energy Astrophysics Science Research Archive Center
The Evolution of the Concepts of Space and Time Michael Bradie and Comer Duncan (good historical introduction to all the main figures, from antiquity on)
Jeff Weeks' topology games a useful way of gaining an intuitive appreciation of (very simple) multi-connected spaces.
Andrew Hamilton's homepage featuring videos of what you might see if you were to fall into a black hole, a 'tour' of STR (including a web-based relativistic flight simulator), and simulations of four-dimensional geometrical objects.
Warp allows you to visualize relativistic phenomena that are generally unobservable in the everyday world, e.g. changes in appearance that an observer will see as an object reaches very high speed relative to the observer.
Quantum mechanics made simple a ThinkQuest site, an elementary introduction.
Time Travel Steve Preston's site, with useful information and links.
Loop quantum gravity theory Lee Smolin's site - plentiful links.
Imagine the Universe! - a NASA educational site, the focus is usually on recent discoveries in astronomy (high production values!)
The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) League - self-explanatory
Stanford Encyclopedia Several useful entries, including:
PhilSci Archive I quote: 'an electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science. It is offered as a free service to the philosophy of science community. The goal of the Archive is to promote communication in the field by the rapid dissemination of new work.' Several relevant (and recent) articles available for download (browse the Physics section) - but advanced level.
Time - wide-ranging Internet Encyclopedia Article
The Phenomenology of Internal Time-consciousness a short essay on Husserl's views by David L. Thompson
The Ontology and Cosmology of Non-Euclidean Geometry (article) Kelly L. Ross
Kant on Euclid- Geometry in Perspective (article) Stephen Palmquist
Reality and Time (article) J.R. Lucas
Time and the Observer- The Where and When of Consciousness in the Brain (article) Daniel Dennett
Temporal Anomalies of Consciousness- Implications of the Uncentered Brain (article) Daniel Dennett
The Hole Argument John Norton's very useful Stanford Internet Encyclopedia entry
A Century of Time (article) J.R. Lucas
Transcendental Tense- Reply to Mr. Lucas D.H. Mellor
'The Time of Our Lives'- Royal Institute of Philosophy Public Lecture (article) D.H. Mellor
Space and Timeaus - John Bigelow (was Plato an advocate of discrete space?)
Time and Becoming (Cogito article) William Grey
The Time Machine - the well-known novel by H.G. Wells
Several papers are available from the online publications section of Huw Price's homepage
Why Stephen Hawking's Cosmology Precludes a Creator - Quentin Smith. Further papers by Smith, defending his claim that big bang cosmology is incompatible with theism are available at the Internet Infidels site
The Problem of Time and Change - Nathan Oaklander
Relativity: the Special and General Theory - Einstein (the entire book - 1924 edition - just like the current edition, minus the 5th Appendix)
Lecture notes on general relativity by Sean M. Carroll
Living Reviews in Relativity
'is a solely WWW-based, peer reviewed
Foundations Greg Egan - useful introductions to STR, GTR and quantum mechanics (not always easy, but good).
The Relativity of Physics - Poincare (from Science and Hypothesis)
'Loop quantum gravity and the meaning of diffeomorphism invariance' Gaul and Rovelli (1999)
'Cosmic topology' Lachieze-Rey & Luminet (1995)
'Past and future of cosmic topology' Luminet (1998)
'Topology of the universe: theory and observation' Luminet & Roukema (1999)
'Is space finite?' Luminet, Starkman & Weeks (1999)
'Quantum spacetime: what do we know?' Rovelli (1999)
Event-Symmetric Space-time - 'a free electronic book' (worth a look)
The Galileo Project 'a hypertext source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time'
Isaac Newton Resources 'Here at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, we are often asked about Newton's life and works. There are already many excellent and informative Web sites and books about Newton, so rather than duplicate those, we have put together a guide to some of the places, both real and virtual, where you can find out more.'
Leibniz - a big, rich, site
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm- Metaphysics (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
McTaggart - introduction to his life and work by Peter Geach
McTaggart - picture of (young-ish) McT., and brief summary of the 'unreality' argument
Poincare (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry)
Albert Einstein Online - lots of links
Hubble Telescope Images The book cover, and the picture above, come from here. There's much else to see.
Projectile Motion applet
Poincare pool applet