Craig Callender

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Craig Callender (born 1968) is a philosopher of science and professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego.

In 1997 he obtained his PhD from Rutgers University with a thesis entitled Time's Arrow;[1] his thesis supervisor had been Robert Weingard.[2]

His main areas of research are philosophy of science, philosophy of physics and metaphysics.[3]

Callender has written articles for Scientific American[4] on the philosophy of time and participated in the World Science Festival 2013[5] with Tim Maudlin and Max Tegmark on the same topic.


In reverse chronological order, unless otherwise specified.


  • Callender, Craig, ed. (2011). The Oxford handbook of philosophy of time. Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-929820-4.
  • Craig Callender (ed.): Time, Reality and Experience, Cambridge University Press, August 2002, 978-0521529679
  • Craig Callender, Nick Huggett (eds.): Physics meets philosophy at the Planck scale: contemporary theories in quantum gravity, Cambridge University Press, 2001, ISBN 0-521-66280-X / ISBN 0-521-66445-4
  • Craig Callender, Ralph Edney: Introducing time, Totem Books, 1997, ISBN 978-1-84046-263-0


  • Callender, Craig (June 2010). "Is time an illusion?". Scientific American. 302 (6): 40–47. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0610-58. PMID 20521481.
  • Craig Callender, Robert Weingard: Topology change and the unity of space, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 227–246, 2000, full text
  • Craig Callender, Robert Weingard: Nonlocality in the expanding infinite well, Foundations of Physics Letters, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 495–498, 1998, full text
  • Robert Weingard, Craig Callender: Trouble in paradise: Problems for Bohm's theory, The Monist, Quantum Mechanics and the Real World, vol. 80, no. 1 January 1997, abstract (in French language)
  • Craig Callender, Robert Weingard: Time, Bohm's theory, and quantum cosmology, Philosophy of Science, vol. 63, September 1996, pp. 470–474, abstract
  • Craig Callender, Robert Weingard: Bohmian cosmology and the quantum smearing of the initial singularity (communicated by Peter R. Holland), Physics Letters A, Volume 208, Issues 1-2, 20 November 1995, pp. 59–61, abstract
  • Craig Callender, Robert Weingard: The Bohmian model of quantum cosmology, Philosophy of Science Association, PSA 1994, Vol. 1, pp. 218–227, abstract


  1. ^ C. Callendar, publications list Archived 2012-08-05 at, downloaded 16 October 2011
  2. ^ Rutgers graduate placements list Archived 2011-11-20 at the Wayback Machine, downloaded 16 October 2011
  3. ^ C. Callendar (USCD) Archived 2011-10-06 at the Wayback Machine, downloaded 16 October 2011
  4. ^ "Stories by Craig Callender". Scientific American. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Refining Einstein: New theories of time". World Science Festival. Retrieved 23 November 2014.

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