SPoT is a network for researches working on the philosophy of time. This includes the metaphysics of time, the nature of persistence through time as well as linguistic references to the present moment.
SPoT explicitly encourages an interdisciplinary approach, including results from physics, psychology and linguistics.
SPoT is international and open to members from every country.
International Association for Philosophy of Time (IAPT)
Centre for the Philosophy of Time(CPT) The CPT aims at advertising and promoting activities in the philosophy of time in Europe, by gathering professors, researchers and students in analytic philosophy who work on time-related subjects.
Passage of Time (PoT) The DFG-Project Passage of Time investigates how to identify and characterise time? And what exactly is time? Is all we can say that time passes, or flows, or marches on forever? Or could time be identified with something familiar like change, or certain activities of the mind? Our Aristotelian working hypothesis is that time reduces to how we experience the development of substances.
The Metaphysics of Time and its Occupants SNF-funded project The Metaphysics of Time and its Occupants: Reconciling the Manifest Image and Contemporary Science based at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Neuchâtel.
Metaphysics of Laws and Ontology of Time At first glance, every metaphysics of laws can be combined with every ontology of time. In contrast, I intend to show that Humeanism requires eternalism and that Power metaphysics presupposes a dynamical view of temporal existence. This is independent of whether the laws are deterministic or probabilistic: reality is non-productively static or productively dynamical, the future be ‘open’ or not.
The project explores the question how people find motivation to realize their long-term and meaningful visions and life-projects which ultimately lead to human flourishing. We assume that the overall integration of various mental desires, impulses and capacities is the key that leads to authenticity and self-determination.
The SPoT is very thankful for the generous funding.