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CBS Seminar: L. Smolin
February 24 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
ABSTRACT: I discuss the progress of a research program called temporal naturalism, whose aim is to reframe naturalism and relationalism based on the hypotheses that time is fundamental, while space is emergent. By the fundamentality of time we mean that all that is real are causal processes that continually make definite facts out of previously indefinite possibilities, thereby producing novel events out of predecessor events. Good be-ables to construct such a theory from are the views of events, which describe what properties an event was endowed with by its predecessor events, such as energy and momentum. Thus there is a single universe made up of partial views of itself.
Part of our ongoing Cosmology Beyond Spacetime online seminar series. See the full list of talks here.
Talks in this series will be held in Zoom webinar format and pre-registration is required.