This is an extract from the Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture in American History delivered
by Mr Godfrey Hodgson, on 26 October 1999 at the British Academy.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, July-December 1999.
To mark the centenary of the birth of Sir Harold Walter Bailey FBA (1899–1996) a symposium was held at Brooklands House, Cambridge, on 16–18 December 1999.The symposium was planned by Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams FBA, with the sponsorship of the British Academy and the Ancient India and Iran Trust. Dr Elizabeth Tucker, University of Oxford, reports on the event.
A joint Royal Society/British Academy discussion meeting took place on 22–23 September 1999, organized by Professor Karen Spärck Jones FBA, Professor Gerald Gazdar FBA and Professor Roger Needham FRS, who report on the event.
In an extract from the Centenary Monograph produced by the Academy’s Philosophy Section, ‘The Arguments of Time’, edited by Dr Jeremy Butterfield FBA, Professor Gregory Currie considers whether fiction can tell us anything about time. His chapter is entitled ‘A Literary Philosophy of Time?’ and here he takes a case study from Proust.