11/16/2023 - 3:00 PM
Location: Esports Lounge
Speaker: Dr. James Sares (University of Kentucky)
Title: "A Hegelian Argument for the Reality of Time"
Abstract: It seems to be the most obvious thing that time is real. Everything you do, including reading this abstract, happens in time. Yet, it has been argued by some philosophers that your experience of time is illusory. Time, it is said, is not “really” real or lacks true being. In this presentation, I develop an argument for the reality of time using Hegel’s logic. I demonstrate how the reduction of time to an illusion cannot explain the very appearing of time taken as illusory. This argument for the reality of time thus takes the argument against time’s reality and turns it on its head. It is not that time is unreal appearance. Rather, time is real precisely because it appears.