1 ‘We arrange it. It collapses. / We rearrange it, and collapse ourselves’. Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Ellegies, tr. J. B. Leishman and Stephen Spender (London: The Hogarth Press, 1968) pp. 80–1.
2 St Augustine, Confessions, tr. William Watts (London: William Heinemann, 1912) Book XI.14, p. 239.
4 Price, Huw, Time's Arrow and Archimedes’ Point: New Directions for the physics of Time (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996).
5 As in the title of the first chapter of Price's book, ‘The View from Nowhen’. It refers to the title of another philosophical book, Nagel, Thomas, The View from Nowhere (New York: Oxford University Press, 1986).
6 St Augustine, Book XI.18, p. 251.
7 Ibid., Book XI.14, p. 239.
8 For example, Lorand, Ruth, Aesthetic Order: A Philosophy of Order, Beauty and Art (London and New York: Routledge, 2000).
9 Just two examples from many: Foucault, Michel, The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences (London: Tavistock, 1970; translation of Les Mots et les choses); Butler, Judith, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (New York: Routledge, 1990).
10 William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act I, sc. iii.
11 Bohm, David and Peat, F. David, Science, Order, and Creativity (London: Routledge, 1987), p. 116.
12 Foucault, Michel, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1977).
13 Measure for Measure, Act V, sc. i.
14 The Bible (New King James Version), Exodus 21:23–5.
15 Bohm and Peat, Science, Order, and Creativity, p. 145.
16 Measure for Measure, Act V, sc. i.
18 Foucault, Michel, L'Ordre du discourse (Paris: Gallimard, 1971), p. 14.
19 Chekhov, Anton, The Seagull, in Plays (New York: The Illustrated Editions Company, 1935), 3–65 here p. 64.