In the common-sense view of time, called presentism, each of the four instants of time in the snapshot above exist one after another and only the present exists. The main problem with presentism is that it conflicts with the theory of relativity. Continue reading Eternalism & Free Will
Over the past few weeks, I’ve read quite a bit about free will in the hope of expanding on the position I elucidated in a previous post. What I’ve discovered along the way is a stronger commitment to Continue reading A Final Note On The Existence of Free Will
I just finished Sabine Hossenfelder’s new book, Existential Physics: A Scientists Guide To Life’s Biggest Questions. I intended to do a full review but alas don’t have the time. Still, I wanted to share a few notes I made on key points she made in each chapter. So here goes: Continue reading Existential Physics: A Scientists Guide To Life’s Biggest Questions
Q: How many philosophers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Depends on how you define “change”
By Ed Gibney
For the last five posts, we have been discussing the question of whether the world is getting better or not. I’d like to give Ed Gibney the last words (for now?) on the topic: Continue reading Society May Be Better But Is It Also More Fragile?