Morgan Freeman, Philosophy, and Science


Through the Wormhole is a television show on the Science Network hosted by Morgan Freeman. Its latest episode is about the direction of time and features Craig Callender* of UC San Diego in its first segment. So pretty much Morgan Freeman does his magical cosmic opening thing and then introduces and discusses time with Callender, who also goes paddle-boarding and has some cake. It’s pretty amazing, and some exemplary public philosophy.

You can purchase the episode for download here. It also is available on YouTube:


This isn’t Callender’s first foray into making philosophy accessible. I’ve used his Introducing Time: A Graphic Guide in a lower-level course and it is very good introduction to philosophy of time.

*I’ve long been a fan of Callender’s aptonym. For some interesting facts about Morgan Freeman, see this. Trust me.

 

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