The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time
Released! 05/26/2015
The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time
by Jimena Canales
Hardcover

On April 6, 1922, in Paris, Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson publicly debated the nature of time. Einstein considered Bergson’s theory of time to be a soft, psychological notion, irreconcilable with the quantitative realities of physics. Bergson, who gained fame as a philosopher by arguing that time should not be understood exclusively through the lens of science, criticized Einstein’s theory of time for being a metaphysics grafted on to science, one that ignored the intuitive aspects of ... read more