Charla: Falling Through Time


Craig Callender (Ponente)

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"Falling Through Time"

The idea that time flows is firmly entrenched in the manifest conception of time. Such is the strength of this feeling that many distinguished thinkers assume that positing a basic physical or metaphysical flow is the only action fully respecting it. I'll argue that this is a mistake.  The cosmologist Gold emphasized that we need to explain the flow, asserting that “there can be a self-consistent set of rules that would give a beast this kind of phoney picture of time."  While I don't think flow need be illusory -- instead it could be like color -- I want to take up this interdisciplinary explanatory project. Appealing to the hard facts of life in a relativistic world, our environments, and our psychology, I develop a theory of why  "beasts" like us feel like we're falling through time.
Viernes 12 de Octubre, 12 pm.
Sala "Fenando Salmerón"


Actualizado Jul 01 de 2014
    Abr 14 de 2024
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