What is time? How does it originate? How will it end? Has it an end? What is its relation to life? Can we at all visualise life without time and time without life? Time and life are intimately interlinked.
A modest attempt is made in this book to answer these significant questions from the perspective of science (physics), philosophy and theology. It is emphasised that time has a narrative (historical and fictive) function in our lives. This enables us to visualise time as constitutive us, including all our activities and non-activities. Thus times lives essentially in our human hearts.
Introduction: Mysterious Time
1. Human Life: Paradoxical Time
2. Time in Science: Physical Time
3. Time in Western Philosophy
4. Time in Indian Philosophy
5. Ricoeur: Time in Narrative and Fiction
6. Michael Ende: Lived Time in Our Hearts
Concluding Reflections: Constitutive Time
Index of Names
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Dr Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ (born 1957-) is a professor of Physics, Philosophy and Religion and former Dean (2013-21) at Jnana Deepa, Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Pune, India. Actively involved in the dialogue between science and religion, he has authored/edited more than 45 books and 210 academic articles, Pandikattu is a Jesuit priest belonging to Dumka-Raiganj Province, India. Main topics of his research: science-religion dialogue, anthropology, eschatology, life- management and transhumanism. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (personal) or email@example.com (professional). Site: www.kuru.in. GND: 124567274. ORCID: 0000-0001-9815-3707.