Wednesday, July 24, 2013

TALK: Spatial and Temporal Analogies Revisited

Presented by

Stefano Catelan

Time and space do not seem to be as alike as they supposedly were in the early days of the analytic enterprise. Recent works in the Philosophy of Physics seem to acknowledge a clear difference between the two. In this paper, I shall first look at the traditional philosophical thesis that space and time are radically alike. Secondly, I shall contrast such thesis with the current tendency which argues that time, being somehow special, is fundamentally different from space. Lastly, after remarking on a number of the assumptions made by both parties, I shall conclude that there may be a sense in which the two fall short of their purpose.

When: Monday, July 29th, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Where: Philosophy Common Room