The Singular Universe & Reality of Time (Roberto Unger Interview)

Should we rethink the notion that space and time are governed by unwavering laws of nature? Are they better understood as habits, themselves subject to change and evolution? Roberto Unger speaks to Ian Sample about his proposal that time applies to everything, with all the far-reaching implications that has for the universe. In addition, his book is an attack on prevailing theories about the universe and its history, arguing that cosmology should shift its focus from untestable speculations, and back towards the disciplines of science.

In this interview, Roberto Mangabeira Unger discusses his 2015 book which he wrote with the physicist Lee Smolin called “The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time”.

Roberto Unger is a Brazilian philosopher and politician. He’s also a badass. He has written on many topics, especially political philosophy and the human condition.

If you’re interested in any of these scientific and philosophical issues, I recommend checking out his book. It can be found online here:

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