The Great Time War – The Reality of Time


Over two millennia ago Heraclitus declared that all is flowing: you can’t step in the same river twice. Parmenides, on the other hand, thought that time is an illusion and all is fixed and permanent. He would fare well in the modern age where spacetime has won the intellectual day. Or has it? A new challenge is reigniting the Heraclitian view of the cosmos, and attempting to put the seconds, minutes and hours back into the arrow of time.

This is an episode from the ABC Radio Natural show the Philosopher’s Zone. The guests are Kristie Miller, Roberto Unger, Craig Callender, and Huw Price. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/

For more information on these and related philosophical issues which arise regarding the nature of time, I would recommend checking out: http://www.iep.utm.edu/time.

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