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Physical Time as Human Time

Kastner, Ruth (2022) Physical Time as Human Time. [Preprint]

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ABSTRACT. This is an invited comment on “Physical Time Within Human Time” (Gruber, Block and Montemayor, 2022). The topic is the nature of time and its various representations in physical theory vs. our experience. In this Comment, I dissent from the standard formulation of the topic as involving a “Two Times Problem,” in which physical time is taken as being at odds with the human sense of a “flow of time.” I provide a brief overview of the case to be made for the contrary view: namely, that physical theory is indeed consistent with a genuine temporal dynamism that takes into account the quantum level in connection with spacetime emergence, the latter being supervenient on specific quantum processes.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Kastner, Ruthrkastner@umd.edu
Keywords: Flow of Time, Physical Time, Relativity, Quantum Theory, Spacetime
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Ruth E. Kastner
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2022 02:39
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2022 02:39
Item ID: 21052
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 13 August 2022
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21052

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