PHIL 423 - Problems of Space and Time
Section: 001
Term: WN 2012
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Advisory Prerequisites:
One logic introduction and either one other philosophy course or 12 credits of science.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will be a selective survey of central topics in the philosophy of space and time:

  • classical debates about the relation between the nature of motion and the nature of space;
  • whether the difference between left and right tells us anything about the nature of space;
  • time in relativistic physics;
  • attempts to make sense of the passage of time;
  • the possibility of time travel;
  • the claim the contemporary physics shows that space and time are emergent rather than fundamental.

Some of the readings will be historical, some contemporary. Some will be have a philosophy of physics flavor, others a metaphysics flavor.

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PHIL 423 - Problems of Space and Time
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 9780226288635
General relativity from A to B, Author: Geroch, Robert., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 1978
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