The Difference Between the Past and the Future

Speaker: 
David Albert (Columbia University)
Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 2012-01-11 19:30 - 20:30
Location: 
St. John's College - 2111 Lower Mall, Fairmount Social Lounge
Local Contact: 
Philip Stamp
Intended Audience: 
Public
We make our way about in the world with the conviction that by acting now we can affect the future but not the past. The business of getting to the bottom of that asymmetry has usually been considered a matter for conceptual or phenomenological or metaphysical analysis, but I will be discussing a recent attempt to understand it in another way - as a mechanical phenomenon of nature.
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