The physicist and the philosopher is a magisterial and revealing account that shows how scientific truth was placed on trial in a divided century marked by a new sense of time jimena canales holds the thomas m siebel chair in the history of science at the university of illinois urbana champaign. 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 jimena canales introduces readers to the revolutionary ideas of einstein and bergson describes how they dramatically collided in paris and . The physicist and the philosopher has 123 ratings and 36 reviews gary said einsteins block universe takes time out of the universe jimena canales 363 rating details 123 ratings 36 it seems to be written for someone with only a cursory knowledge of physics or philosophy it presents timelines in a scattered way and is . The physicist and the philosopher paperback on april 6 1922 in paris albert einstein and henri bergson publicly debated the nature of time einstein considered bergsons theory of time to be a soft psychological notion irreconcilable with the quantitative realities of physics. Jimena canales the physicist and the philosopher einstein bergson and the debate that changed our understanding of timeprinceton nj princeton university press 2015
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