Why do we remember the past, and not the future?
We structure our lives on the flow of time. Yet physicists since Einstein have argued that all time, past, present and future, is like space provided in a single block. Is the flow of time an illusion? Are we deceived when we feel time passing, or is it time to strike the strangeness from our science?
In this week’s philosophy debate from the Institute of Art and Ideas, University of Waterloo physicist and author of Time Reborn Lee Smolin joins theoretical physicist Michael Duff and Kings College London metaphysician Eleanor Knox to reunite science and experience.
This video was produced by The Institute of Art and Ideas and is republished here with permission. It was filmed at HowTheLightGetsIn 2016 alongside 200 other debates and talks, all available for free at IAI TV. Their new podcast, Philosophy for our times, is available here.