PHIL 54.001 – FYS: Thinking About Time

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Instructor: Carla Merino-Rajme. This course meets TR 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. in GS 1370.

In this seminar, we will discuss questions such as: What is the nature of time? Is there a fundamental asymmetry between the past and the future? Are the past and the future real? Does time pass or is it rather like another spatial dimension? Can we change the past? Is time travel possible? If so, could you travel to the past and talk to yourself? Are the different philosophical views on time compatible with our current scientific understanding? Students will analyze and produce arguments concerning these and related topics.