PHIL 144A — Philosophical Problems of Space and Time

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Prerequisite: PHIL 1a, PHIL 35a, PHIL 37a or PHIL 66b.

An examination of philosophical problems concerning the concepts of space and time as these arise in contemporary physics, modern logic and metaphysics, as well as in everyday life. Specific topics usually include philosophical aspects of Einstein's theory of relativity, the possibility of "time travel," the distinction between space and time, and McTaggart's famous distinction between the "A-series" and the "B-series" of time. Usually offered every year.
Mr. Hirsch or Mr. Yourgrau