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Time

Nick Huggett

in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379518
eISBN:
9780199776559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

These chapters investigate time, especially comparing the dimensions of time space. Many intuit that the two are fundamentally different, for instance because time ‘flows’ and space does not. While ... More


Science and Determinism

David Hodgson

in Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845309
eISBN:
9780199932269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845309.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

In Chapter 7, I consider whether the general picture of the world suggested by the physical sciences is compatible with my position. I argue that the best contemporary physical theories support two ... More


Conscious Experience and the Block Universe

Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe: Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807087
eISBN:
9780191844850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807087.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, History of Physics

Chapter 7 discusses the “argument from time as experienced,” which is alleged to be the most damning argument against the block universe. It shows that as typically presented the argument from ... More


Time and Tralfamadore

Nick Huggett

in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379518
eISBN:
9780199776559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

These chapters investigate time, especially comparing the dimensions of time space. Many intuit that the two are fundamentally different, for instance because time ‘flows’ and space does not. While ... More


Introduction

Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe: Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807087
eISBN:
9780191844850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807087.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, History of Physics

Chapter 1 contrasts dynamical explanation in the mechanical universe (Wilczek’s “ant’s-eye view of physical reality”) with adynamical explanation in the block universe (Wilczek’s “God’s-eye view of ... More


The Block Universe from Special Relativity

Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe: Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807087
eISBN:
9780191844850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807087.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, History of Physics

Before explaining how the God’s-eye view resolves the impasse of theoretical physics and foundations of physics created by the ant’s-eye view, the book presents a detailed argument for the block ... More


Relational Blockworld: Experience, Time, and Space Reintegrated

Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe: Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807087
eISBN:
9780191844850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807087.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, History of Physics

Chapter 8 argues that the Relational Blockworld (RBW) account naturally admits a kind of neutral monism that simultaneously deflates the generation/hard problem and explains time as experienced. ... More


Resolving Puzzles, Problems, and Paradoxes from General Relativity

Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe: Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807087
eISBN:
9780191844850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807087.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, History of Physics

The main thread of chapter 3 introduces general relativity (GR), Big Bang cosmology, and closed timelike curves, showing how the ant’s-eye view leads to the puzzle of the creation of the universe, ... More


The Problem of Time

Leemon B. McHenry

in The Event Universe: The Revisionary Metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400343
eISBN:
9781474416108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400343.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the problem of time with regard to the unification of general relativity and quantum mechanics and advances in broad outline one direction that this unification might ... More


Beyond the Dynamical Universe: Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807087
eISBN:
9780191844850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807087.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, History of Physics

Theoretical physics and foundations of physics have not made much progress in the last few decades. There is no consensus among researchers on how to approach unifying general relativity and quantum ... More


Introduction: Time Passes?

Bradford Skow

in Objective Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198713272
eISBN:
9780191781674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713272.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The question whether time passes is introduced. There is a brief survey of the metaphors we use when discussing the passage of time. The block universe theory’s treatment of the passage of time is ... More


The Block Universe

Bradford Skow

in Objective Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198713272
eISBN:
9780191781674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713272.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter begins with an explanation and definition of spacetime. Then the block universe theory of time is carefully explained. There are two parts: the ontological thesis that past, present, and ... More


What Might Robust Passage Be?

Bradford Skow

in Objective Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198713272
eISBN:
9780191781674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713272.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter begins by examining an argument that, since there is no “real” change in the block universe theory, in that theory time does not pass robustly. The search begins for a theory that does ... More


Fighting the Zombie of the Growing Salami 1

David Braddon-Mitchell

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 8

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682904
eISBN:
9780191763083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682904.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This paper presents two ways in which one might try to evade the epistemic objection to growing block models of time.  These are offered, inter alia, as interpretations of suggestions by Correia and ... More


Overture for Ants

Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe: Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807087
eISBN:
9780191844850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807087.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, History of Physics

This book addresses Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek’s challenge that “ascending from the ant’s-eye view to the God’s-eye view of physical reality is the most profound challenge for fundamental physics ... More


Illusionary images of time

George Jaroszkiewicz

in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Some models of time do not match the human experience of time ‘flowing’ or passing. This chapter touches upon those models that suggest that this experience is an illusion. The Block Universe model ... More


Neither Substance Nor Process III: Events, Time, and Life

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter VIII shows how, just as the de-determined world of the thing must be buttressed by the world of the object, the extensive world of (n)either/(n)or must be buttressed by an account of the ... More


The architecture of time

George Jaroszkiewicz

in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the architecture, or verbal description, of temporal processes and scenarios commonly assumed in this subject. It discusses the differences between process time and manifold ... More


Quantum Bayesianism 2: Challenges

Christopher G. Timpson

in Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199296460
eISBN:
9780191741791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296460.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Three more substantive challenges that the quantum Bayesian faces are presented: 1) Can a sensible ontology be found for the approach? 2) Can requisite sense of quantum explanations be made? and 3) ... More


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