International Workshop Time & Consciousness 31 August- 2 September 2022
The conference "Time & Consciousness" focuses on interconnections between the philosophy of time and the philosophy of mind. The experience of time has always played a major role in the debate about the objectivity of temporal passage. A-Theorists have often appealed to experience in arguing against B-Theorists. The challenge for the B-Theory was that of accounting for the experience and consciousness of time within the block-universe. In recent years however, many B-Theorists have argued against the thesis that we have consciousness of temporal passage. Parallel to this development, contemporary works in the philosophy of mind have been focusing on the temporal structure of experience, in particular in relation to the question of how we are capable of perceiving temporally extended phenomena. The so-called extensionalist view argues that our perceptual experiences of temporally extended phenomena is to be explained in terms of our experience themselves being temporally extended. Other views reject this connection, typically appealing to the representational properties of perception to explain our experience of extended phenomena. The conference aims at exploring the connections between these debates. Example of questions that will be addressed are:
i) What do phenomena like the perception of motion tell us about the structure of temporal consciousness? ii) Can temporally properties of experience become introspectively available to the subject? iii) How should we understand the temporal structure of experience over longer periods of time? Is the stream of consciousness continuous? iv) How does the temporal structure of experience relate to the experience of temporal passage, if there is any such thing? iv) If we have an experience of passage, how is this to be articulated? And what does this tell us about the question of the objectivity of tenses? v) More generally: Is there any role to play for temporal phenomenology about the metaphysics of time?
A distinguishing feature of the conference is that it will integrate the work of some key historical figures (Kant, Husserl, Bergson, etc,) within the contemporary debate.
Speakers 1) Giulia Lorenzi (University of Warwick) 2) Thomas Crowther (University of Warwick) 3) Cord Friebe (University of Siegen) 4) Akiko Frischhut (University of Akita) 5) Marcello Garibbo (University of Siegen) 6) Tobias Rosefeldt (Humboldt University, Berlin) 7) Simon Prosser (University of St. Andrew) 8) Sonja Deppe (University of Jena) 9) Thomas Sattig (University Tübingen) 10) Matthew Soteriou (King's College London) 11) Giuliano Torrengo (University of Milan) 12) Yaron Wolf (University of Utrecht) 13)Bianca Ancillotti (University of Leipzig) 14) Dirk Franken (University of Heidelberg) 15) Gabriele Gava (University of Torino) 16) Federica Buongiorno (University of Firenze) 17) Christoph Hoerl (University of Warwick) 18) Pujarini Das (Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur) 19) Adrian Bardon (Wake Forest University) 20) Valtteri Arstila (University of Helsinki)
For participation to the conference, please send an email to email@example.com. The summer school "The Phenomenology of Time" adjoins this conference. If you want to participate to both the summer school and the conference, see: https://s-p-o-t.weebly.com/the-phenomenology-of-time.html
The SPoT is very thankful to the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for the generous funding of this event as part of the project "Zeit-Kontinuum und Zeit-Bewusstsein" (446878312).
Organisation Marcello Garibbo (Siegen) and Cord Friebe (Siegen).
The conference“Time & Consciousnesses” is co-organized by the Society for the Philosophy of Time (https://s-p-o-t.weebly.com), the University of Siegen, and the Theatre Lo Spazio Vuoto.