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The Essence of Time: A Dialogue on its Nature and Various Aspects

Author:

Faraj, A. A.

Category:

Essays

Sub-Category:

Philosophy

Language:

English

Date Published:

February 29, 2016

Downloads:

266

Keywords:

Universal now; flow of time; Laplace's demon; present; past eternity; Newton's mathematical time; Kant's antinomies; Parmenides' totality; relativistic time dilation; determinism; Heraclitus' constant change; free will; apparent time; McTaggart's series

Abstract:

In the following dialogue on the nature of time, several definitions and related propositions, on the basis of a number of physical theories and philosophical systems, have been presented and discussed in detail. The primary objective, throughout the heated debate between the three main characters of the current dialogue, is to investigate the notion of time from as many perspectives as possible, and to highlight the similarities as well as the differences between various scientific approaches and philosophical viewpoints with regard to the true nature of the essence of time and its most salient characteristics.

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