To appreciate time is to touch the texture of reality. Does time differ from our common perceptions of flow and passage? Is time fixed or flexible? Do we misunderstand time? If so, how to get it right? How does time work with physics?

Free access to Closer to Truth’s library of 5,000 videos:

Support the show with Closer To Truth merchandise:

Watch more interviews on the nature of time:

Julian Barbour is a British physicist researching quantum gravity and the history of science. Since receiving his PhD degree on the foundations of Einstein’s general theory of relativity at the University of Cologne in 1968, Barbour has supported himself and his family without an academic position, working part-time as a translator.

Register for free at for subscriber-only exclusives:

Closer to Truth, hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn and directed by Peter Getzels, presents the world’s greatest thinkers exploring humanity’s deepest questions. Discover fundamental issues of existence. Engage new and diverse ways of thinking. Appreciate intense debates. Share your own opinions. Seek your own answers.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *