Date: 28 September 2011
Place: Seminari de Filosofia UB
The time of physics (as it features in the theory of relativity) and the time of our experience (essentially characterized by the passage of time and temporal becoming) have often been regarded as being radically imcompatible. In my presentation I will argue that a minimalist form of temporal becoming can be defined also in relativistic physics, but also that an important component of our experience of time (the cosmic extension of the now) is hard to reconcile with the special theory of relativity. It is debatable whether simmetric models of the universe where a cosmic time is definable allow us to ground a cosmic form of temporal becoming.