John William Dunne

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John William Dunne FRAeS (1875–1949) was an Irish aeronautical engineer and author. As a pioneering aeronautical engineer in the early years of the 20th century, Dunne worked on early military aircraft, concentrating on tailless designs to achieve an inherently stable aircraft. In the field of philosophy, he achieved a pre-eminence through his theories on the nature of time, which he described as "serial".


An Experiment with Time (1927)[edit]

Dunne, John William. An Experiment With Time. Hampton Roads, 2001.
  • Now, when we say of any occurrence that it is 'physical', we mean thereby that it is potentially describable in physical terms. (Otherwise the expression would be wholly meaningless.) So it is perfectly correct, to state that, in every happening with which our sensory nerves are associated, we find, after we have abstracted therefrom every known or imaginable physical component, certain categorically nonphysical residue.
    • p. 5

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