Spacetime Functionalism Conference

April 1, 2023 - April 2, 2023
The Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

1117 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, 4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh 15260
United States

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Columbia University
King's College London
Cambridge University
University of Birmingham
University of Geneva


King's College London
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh

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Spacetime Functionalism Conference

Cathedral of Learning 1008, April 1st-2nd

Spacetime Functionalism holds that spacetime is spacetime by virtue of the role it plays with respect to other physics. It promises to help with certain interpretational puzzles, including some of those arising in quantum gravity. But the exact kind of functionalism involved, the extent to which it is helpful and the role itself are all contested. This conference aims to make progress on these questions.

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March 30, 2023, 9:00am EST

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