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Philosophy Talk: The Space-Time Continuum

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"Space-time continuum - our rabbit cage....." by Annemarie Rüegger used under CC license "

Are Space and Time two separate entities, or just different dimensions of one thing? And what difference does that make?

Strange things are said about time: that it's illusory, that it has no direction. But what about space, or the space-time continuum? What exactly is space-time? Are space and time fundamental features of the world? How do Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity change our understanding of space-time? Is there a distinction to be made between space and time, or must the two concepts be united into a single interwoven continuum? John and Ken fill time and space with Tim Maudlin from NYU, author of Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time.  Sunday 10/13 at 11 am and Tuesday 10/15 at 12 noon.