The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time (Audiobook) by Jimena Canales
Unabridged edition 2015 | 14 hours and 44 minutes | ISBN: n/a , ASIN: B00Y9P23I4 | M4B 64 kbps | 432 MB
Genre: History & Philosophy, Physics | Read by: Kevin Free | Language: English
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 onto science, one that ignored the intuitive aspects of time. The Physicist and the Philosopher tells the remarkable story of how this explosive debate transformed our understanding of time and drove a rift between science and the humanities that persists today.