In the Beginning, At the End, and All in Between: Cosmological Aspects of Time

John Earman

Abstract


Does time have a beginning? Will it have an end? What is the source of the thermodynamical arrow of time? The purpose of the talk is to give an overview of the implications of recent advances in observational and theoretical cosmology for these fundamental issues about the nature of time.

Keywords


20th century philosophy; cosmology; philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; Big Bang; cosmology; geometry; lambda; Einstein Albert; physics; time; universe

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