International Conference Time Continuum 5 - 6 September 2019 Imperia, Italy
The conference “The Time-Continuum” focuses on the topic of temporal continuity. The central questions that will be addressed are how the continuity of time should be understood and how this relate to other aspects of the metaphysics of time. Several understandings of the continuum from the history of philosophy and mathematics will be considered in relations to different questions in the philosophy of time (Aristotle, Kant, Cantor, Bergson, etc). Conference's contributions will investigate the consequences that different understandings of the continuum may have for issues such as the objectivity of tenses (A- and B-Theories), the meaning of temporal existence (Eternalism, Presentism, etc.) and the question about the ontological status of processes (in distinction to events).
Speakers Giacomo Andreoletti (University of Tyumen) Silvia De Bianchi (Barcelona) Tom Crowther (Warwick) Florian Fischer (Siegen) Cord Friebe (Siegen) Francesco Orilia (Macerata) Giuseppe Spolaore (Universitá degli Studi di Padova) Mark Sinclair (London) Claudio Tarditi (Torino) Giuliano Torrengo (Milan)
10:00 - 11:15 Silvia De Bianchi: Kant on Time-Continuum
11:30 - 12:45 Claudio Tarditi: Time-Continuum and Time-Consciousness. A Phen. Approach
15:00 - 16:15 Mark Sinclair: On the Unity and Continuity of Duration in Bergson
16:30 - 17:45 Gregor Nickel: Time and Number
18:00 - 19:15 Florian Fischer: The Continuum and the Moment of Change
Friday, 6 September 2019
09:15 - 10:30 Cord Friebe: Nothing Comes Next
10:45 - 12:00 Francesco Orilia: Presentism, Presentness and Temporal Succession.
12:15 - 13:30 Tom Crowther: Mass-like Temporal Continuity.
15:00 - 16:15 Giuliano Torrengo: Temporal Continuity and the Experience of the Flow
16:30 - 17:45 Giacomo Andreoletti and Giuseppe Spolaore: Mutable Futurism and the Continuum
17:45 - 18:00 Concluding remarks
The SPoT is very thankful to the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for the generous funding of this event!
Organisation Florian Fischer and Marcello Garibbo
The conference“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/).