Summer school The Metaphysics of Time Continuum 2 - 4 September 2019 Imperia, Italy
The summer school “The Metaphysics of Time-Continuum” addresses the problems posed by the continuity of time by focusing on three key figures in the history of the concept: Aristotle, Kant and Bergson. These figures' understanding of the continuum will be studied in-depth, focusing on the following questions:
Does time have a continuous structure? If yes, how is temporal continuity to be understood?
How does the continuity differ from that of space?
What consequences do particular understandings of temporal continuity have for a temporal ontology?
These questions will be further investigated and related to questions in the contemporary philosophy of time in the conference "Time-Continuum" following the summer school.
The summer school will be structured in the following way. Each day will be focusing on a different historical figure, with two 1,5 hours sessions in the morning and an 1,5 hour discussion in the afternoon. The first session will give an introductory overview of the author's account of time and its continuity. The second session will be more in-depth and the speakers will present their own take on the respective author. In the afternoon session, a paper will be discussed in group. The topic of the paper will be closely related to that of the morning’s session in order to give students the opportunity to develop their own thoughts.
Welcome to the conference are postgraduate students and young researchers interested in the philosophy of time or in the authors discussed.
Lecturers Tom Crowther (University of Warwick) - Aristotle, Analytic Philosophy of Mind, Time and Metaphysics Florian Fischer (University of Siegen) - Analytic Philosophy of Time, Dispositions, Bergson Cord Friebe (University of Siegen) - Kant, Analytic Philosophy of Time, Philosophy of Physics and Metaphysics Marcello Garibbo (University of Siegen) - Kant, Philosophy of Time Mark Sinclair (University of Rohampton) - Bergson, Philosophy of Time
Monday, 2 September 2019 - Aristotle
08:45 - 09:00 Registration
09:00-09:15 Florian Fischer, Cord Friebe and Marcello Garibbon - Introduction
09:15-11:00 Tom Crowther - An introduction to Aristotle on time, change and the now
11:30-13:15 Tom Crowther - Aristotle on temporal continuity
16:00-17:00 Tom Crowther - Reading Session: Passages from “The Physics”
17:15-18:15 Tom Crowther - Reading Session: Passages from “The Physics”
The summer school“Time-Continuum” is co-organized by the Society for the Philosophy of Time (https://s-p-o-t.weebly.com), the University of Siegen, the Goethe Institut in Genova, the Theatre Spazio Vuoto and the online journal Philosophy Kitchen (http://philosophykitchen.com/).