Time Notes - Philosophy of Physics Time The Emotive...

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February 20, 2012 Philosophy of Physics Time The Emotive Significance of Time - Time allows people to experience essentially anything (events, experiences, consciousness, emotions, physical things, etc.) - Time causes things to pass and when it does pass, it can’t pause or ever occur again - “And as soon as it is real, it slides into the past, only to become unreal again, leaving nothing but a shadow in our memory” o Reality is only the present - Sometimes we would seek certain answers to satisfy our emotions rather than something that clarifies a meaning The Qualitative Properties of Time - Quantitative properties: ex. The way we set the time on clocks (no need to study) o Einstein’s theory of relativity in its logical analysis - Qualitative properties (AKA topological): fundamental, hold independently of specific procedures of measurement and remain unchanged even when forms of measuring time vary - Statement 1: Time goes from the past to the future o Becoming o Time is dynamic (it moves)
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course PHILOSOPHY 375 taught by Professor Heatherdemarest during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.

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