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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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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
Dorato, Mauro
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 15:19
Item ID: 5096

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