Archive of Author | Philip Franses

Philip Franses is Senior Lecturer in Holistic Science at Schumacher College ( He holds a mathematics degree from Oxford University (1980) and a Masters in Holistic Science from Schumacher College (2006). He is the founding editor of the Holistic Science Journal (, works with participatory methods of education ( and applies holistic thinking to water and landscape restoration projects ( He is always open to new meanings His book Time, Light and the Dice of Creation; Through Paradox in Physics to a New Order is published by Floris Books.

Articles with Philip Franses

On ‘Time, Light and the Dice of Creation’

Einstein famously objected that ‘God does not play dice’. In this stimulating book, ‘Time, Light and the Dice of Creation’, Philip Franses invites us to travel through a journey, and a life, full of surprise and ambiguity, from paradoxes in physics to the meaning of time and the mythology of creation. Exploring current models in science, he asks: does light travel in time? Or is it time that travels in light? How can emptiness hold potential? Can chance create order? What does our own experience mean in all this? In this exclusive interview, he discusses his book, his life and the journey to meaning.