The Space-Time Continuum
Sunday, April 2, 2017

What is it

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.

Part of our series A Philosophical Guide to the Cosmos.

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Tim Maudlin, Professor of Philosophy, New York University

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