He has interests in time and physics, the interpretation of quantum mechanics, quantum gravity, philosophy of science, and environmental ethics. He is editor of the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time What Makes Time Special? It is bursting at the seams with insight and ingenuity.
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He has interests in time and physics, the interpretation of quantum mechanics, quantum gravity, philosophy of science, and environmental ethics.
He is editor of the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time What Makes Time Special? It is bursting at the seams with insight and ingenuity. It is written with great clarity and flow, traversing complex, advanced material with the ease of a true master.
It is an engaging and exciting piece of scientific philosophy that will stand the test of time. Anyone interested in the issues it addresses should read it. Joshua Mozersky, Metascience "[A]mbitious and highly original contribution to the philosophy of time I wholeheartedly recommend his new book to everyone interested in time and its puzzles.
I cannot think of a more striking opening sentence to a work of philosophy in recent times - or at any time, for that matter. Callender has written a survey of issues in philosophy of time from a broadly naturalistic perspective.
It is rich in detail and argument. Anyone interested in understanding time will be rewarded by further digging.
Online article here. Does Time exist, or is Time an illusion? Craig Callender assures us that many physicists believe in the latter and far more bizarre theory. They believe that time is not an intrinsic property of the universe, but rather, an artificial convenience for human beings. It is a mind-boggling theory. The point is that we can imagine the universe as three dimensions of space and one distinct dimension of time, for a total of four dimensions of spacetime.
Craig Callender: Introducing Time
Augustine is not alone. Clocks are everywhere. There are grandfather clocks, watches, alarm clocks, even incense clocks that let you tell the time through scent. There are also natural clocks. But clocks existed well before the modern invention of portable artificial ones. Over four thousand years ago, the Egyptians used obelisk shadow clocks, sundials, and water clocks which measured time by the flow of water passing through a stone vessel.
Is Time an Illusion?