The Arrow of Time and the Multiverse on Philosophy TV

By Sean Carroll | October 7, 2010 2:10 pm

Craig Callender is a philosopher of science at UC San Diego, who has written a lot about the nature of time, including a fun illustrated book. He’s more than a bit skeptical of the multiverse idea, and somewhat contrarian about the low-entropy nature of the early universe: he thinks it’s just a fact we should observe and accept (“nomological”), rather than a feature that cries out for a better explanation.

Here we’re having a chat on the recently launched Philosophy TV, sort of Bloggingheads for philosophers. Craig’s head obviously looms much larger than mine, so I had to use my wiles to bob and weave, intellectually speaking.

Callender and Carroll from Philosophy TV on Vimeo.

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About Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests include theoretical aspects of cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. His most recent book is The Particle at the End of the Universe, about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson. Here are some of his favorite blog posts, home page, and email: carroll [at] cosmicvariance.com .

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