Emily Thomas
Associate Professor in Philosophy, Durham University

Emily Thomas is associate professor in philosophy at Durham University. She mostly writes on the history of philosophy, and is the author of Absolute Time: Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics (2018). Her forthcoming book, The Meaning of Travel: Philosophers Abroad, will be published in 2020 by Oxford University Press.

Written by Emily Thomas

Colourised photographs taken using the schlieren technique depict for the first time the shockwaves of two supersonic jets, typically heard on the ground as the sonic boom. Photo courtesy NASA

Essay/
Thinkers and theories
Before, now, and next

Pastness, presentness and futurity seem to be real features of the world, but are they? On McTaggart’s philosophy of time

Emily Thomas