PHIL209T     It's About Time
Semester:Fall 2013
Instructor: Mathias Frisch
Room:SQH 1120
Meeting Times:11:00am - 11:50am

We all seem to experience time in a very fundamental and direct way.  Yet once we begin to reflect on what time really is, it is easy to feel as puzzled as St Augustine was, who wrote:  “If no one asks me, I know what [time] is.  If I wish to explain it to him who asks me, I do not know.”  In this course we will investigate several philosophical problems concerning time, ask how modern science might affect our answers to some of them, and examine how these problems are thematized in poetry, fiction, and film.