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What makes time special?

Author: Craig Callender
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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As we navigate through life we instinctively model time as having a flowing present that divides a fixed past from open future. This model develops in childhood and is deeply saturated within our language, thought and behavior, affecting our conceptions of the universe, freedom and the self. Yet as central as it is to our lives, physics seems to have no room for this flowing present. This book demonstrates this  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version :
Callender, Craig.
What makes time special?.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
(OCoLC)969544069
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Callender
ISBN: 0198797303 9780198797302
OCLC Number: 964379370
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2018 Lakatos Award.
Description: xvii, 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem of time --
Lost time: relativity theory --
Tearing spacetime asunder --
Quantum becoming? --
Intimations of quantum gravitational time --
The differences between time and space --
Laws, systems, and time --
Looking at the world sideways --
Do we experience the present? --
Stuck in the common now --
The flow of time: stitching the world together --
Explaining the temporal value asymmetry --
Moving past the ABCs of time --
Putting it all together.
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The flow of time is a deep, significant and universal aspect of human life. Yet it remains a mystery and many dismiss the flow of time as illusory. Craig Callender explores this puzzle, and offers a  Read more...

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'Time is a big invisible thing that will kill you' (p. 1). I cannot think of a more striking opening sentence to a work of philosophy in recent times - or at any time, for that matter. What follows Read more...

 
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