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Should we represent the present in Minkowski spacetime?

Dorato, Mauro (2010) Should we represent the present in Minkowski spacetime? [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    In recent times, there have been notable attempts to introduce an objective present in Minkowski spacetime, a structure that, however, should also be capable to explain some aspects of our experience of time. I claim that the “interactive present” introduced by Arthur and Savitt for such purposes is inadequate, since it turns out to be neither a physically relevant property nor a good explanans of our temporal experience. In its conclusive part, and after having proposed a more adequate model for the time of our experience, I draw some general morals about the relationship between physical time and experiential time.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Minkowski spacetime, Present, Experiential Time, Cosmology
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Depositing User: Mauro Dorato
    Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2010
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:19
    Item ID: 5096
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5096

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