Present time

Por • 21 mar, 2014 • Sección: Educacion

Gustavo E. Romero

Abstract: The idea of a moving present or `now’ seems to form part of our most basic beliefs about reality. Such a present, however, is not reflected in any of our theories of the physical world. I show in this article that presentism, the doctrine that only what is present exists, is in conflict with modern relativistic cosmology and recent advances in neurosciences. I argue for a tenseless view of time, where what we call `the present’ is just an emergent secondary quality arising from the interaction of perceiving self-conscious individuals with their environment. I maintain that there is no flow of time, but just an ordered system of events.

arXiv:1403.4671v1 [physics.hist-ph]

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