[SydPhil] Reminder: Craig Callender (UCSD) @ Wed 21 Aug 2013 15:30 - 17:30 (Seminars)

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Title: Craig Callender (UCSD)
Falling Through Time


As we navigate through life, we adopt an implicit model of time that is  
very important to us.  In this model the present is special and the past  
fixed, and this whole structure "flows" forward.  Physics suggests that  
this conception of time is fundamentally wrong about time.  So why do we  
all naturally adopt it?  Why do we feel as if we're falling through time if  
we aren't?  The cosmologist Gold emphasized that before we can dismiss the  
flow, we need to explain the "self-consistent set of rules that would give  
a beast this kind of phoney picture of time."  Here I take up this  
interdisciplinary 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.

When: Wed 21 Aug 2013 15:30 – 17:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Where: S401, Level 4, via Lobby B (or Southern Vestibule), Quadrangle  
Building, University Place, The University of Sydney.
Calendar: Seminars
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