17 January 2023
Free to members. Donations from non-members welcome at the event.
Tempus fugit (time flies). And a new year seems an appropriate time to think about time. But have you got time? If you are reading this, then the answer is probably ’yes’. But have you got time, meaning have you understood it? Then the answer is probably ‘no’. Time has been a persistent philosophical conundrum for a very long time (!). Perplexing, paradoxical and problematic … but a concept we couldn’t manage without.
Our friendly and respectful discussion will focus upon seven possible explorations of time covering the aesthetic, scientific, historical, literary and semiotic. Is time the only reason everything doesn’t happen at once, as Albert Einstein quipped? Is it merely a comparison of spatial changes or is it an independent aspect of existence? What is the relationship between subjective time and chronological time as measured by clocks?
Recommended for background reading are two articles from ‘Philosophy Now’ magazine:
Good to know: These two articles are included in the focus material, which will be shared with event registrants.
“Time’s wingèd chariot [is] hurrying near” … so book a place now. It will be time well spent!