On Time (Forum for Philosophy)

‘Time is a big invisible thing that will kill you’, wrote philosopher Craig Callender. It also affects all aspects of our lives, from the political to the very nature of our experience. As lockdown made clear, it can be agonizing to be in a state of limbo, to have routines disrupted, unable to plan for the future. Paradoxically, when it comes to things like climate change, we prioritize living the present. Some people’s time is valued more highly than others, and time is used to both punish and reward. In this episode, we investigate our complicated relationship with time.

Ammar Azzouz
Architect, Arup & Honorary Research Associate, University of Oxford
Elizabeth F. Cohen
Professor of Political Science, Syracuse University & Visiting Fellow, Princeton University Center for Human Values
Matthew Soteriou
Professor of Philosophy of Mind, KCL

Sarah Fine
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, King’s College London

Recorded on 6 October 2020

Co-sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy