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The numerous and profoundly distinct layers that make up the notion of time

ROVELLI, Carlo (0221) The numerous and profoundly distinct layers that make up the notion of time. [Preprint]

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Much confusion and disagreement around the notion of time is due to the fact that we commonly fail to recognize that we call “time” a variety of distinct notions, only partially related to one another. Many “obvious” properties of time are actually results of different kinds of approximations, idealizations, or special contexts. I illustrate a number of distinct notions of time and their differences; they are all relevant for describing the real world. To understand time, we have to break it apart.


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ROVELLI, Carlorovelli@cpt.univ-mrs.fr0000-0003-1724-9737
Keywords: Time. Arrow of Time. Presentism. Eternalism. Quantum gravity. Experiential time.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Concepts and Representations
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: Carlo ROVELLI
Date Deposited: 16 May 2021 19:51
Last Modified: 16 May 2021 19:51
Item ID: 18984
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Concepts and Representations
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Date: 3 May 0221
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18984

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