International Workshop Time & Consciousness 31. August - 2 September 2020 Imperia, Italy
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 consciousness and on the experience of temporal 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) How does this structure relate to the experience of temporal passage, if there is any such thing? iii) 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? iv) 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 (Husserl, Bergson, William James, etc,) within the contemporary debate
Speakers 1) Federica Buongiorno (University of Dresden) 2) Tom Crowther (University of Warwick) 3) Sonja Deppe (University of Jena) 4) Cord Friebe (University of Siegen) 5) Akiko Frischhut (University of Akita) 6) Marcello Garibbo (University of Siegen) 7) Christoph Hoerl(Warwick) 8) Giulio Piatti (University of Turin) 9) Simon Prosser (University of St. Andrew) 10) Rocco Ronchi (University of Aquila) 11) Hope Sample (University of Allendale) 12) Thomas Sattig (University Tübingen) 13) Matthew Soteriou (King's College London) 14) Claudio Tarditi (University of Turin) 15) Giuliano Torrengo (University of Milan)