This discussion touches base with the book, and then some.
Sunday 6 October 2013
The nature of time has been in dispute for millennia—now a new front has opened in that ancient quarrel. (Mark Swallow/Getty)
An ancient feud has re-emerged. Over two millennia ago Heraclitus declared that all is flowing: you can’t step in the same river twice. Parmenides, on the other hand, thought that time is an illusion and all is fixed and permanent. He would fare well in the modern age where spacetime has won the intellectual day. Or has it? A new challenge is reigniting the Heraclitian view of the cosmos, and attempting to put the seconds, minutes and hours back into the arrow of time.
- Kristie Miller, Director, Centre for Time, University of Sydney
- Roberto Unger, Roscoe Pound Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
- Craig Callender, Chair of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego
- Huw Price, Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge
Further Information Watch Craig Callender on ABC TV Big Ideas
CreditsPresenter: Joe Gelonesi
Producer: Diane Dean