Summer school The Metaphysics of Time Continuum 2 - 4 September 2019 Imperia, Italy
The summer school and conference “Time-Continuum” focus on the philosophy of time and more precisely on the topic of temporal continuity. The following questions will be addressed within the week:
Does time have a continuous structure? If yes, how is temporal continuity to be understood?
How does the continuity differ from that of space?
Can formal mathematical models of the continuum help us understanding temporal continuity?
What do contemporary physical theories have to say about temporal continuity?
What consequences do particular understandings of temporal continuity have for a temporal ontology
The summer school will provide the historical background to the contemporary discussion of the Time-Continuum. The focus will be on Aristotle, Kant and Bergson and their thoughts on temporal continuity. 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 1,5 hour session will give an introductory overview. Hence, no previous knowledge of the author will be required. The second session will be more in-depth and the speakers will present their own works on the topic. 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 on the topic. Participants should be postgraduate students as well as young researchers interested in the philosophy of time or in on of the author 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 Magali Roques (University of Hamburg) - Medieval Philosophy, Modality, Ockham Mark Sinclair (University of Rohampton) - Bergson, Philosophy of Time
Conference This summer school is adjoined by a conference: Time Continuum
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/).
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