A Philosopher's View of Time
What is time? Philosophers have debated this and many other questions like it for centuries, with no definitive answers to speak of. Was there time before the Big Bang? Does time exist when nothing is changing? Is the future infinite? Clearly the answers to these questions are relative to the definition of time that is in vogue or currently accepted; hence, the various competing theories.
Some of these ideas have passed on with the passing of their creators, others have been routinely modified and updated, while still others have become rooted into society, or even woven into the traditions of an established religion. Philosophers of all eras have tackled the timeless question of man’s existence and yearned for answers to the mysteries of time itself, perhaps in an effort to comprehend humanity’s role within its sprawling realm.