Time: From Theory to Practice

June 24, 2020 - June 26, 2020
Department of Philosophy, University of Kent

University of Kent
Canterbury CT2 7NF
United Kingdom

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  • Mind Association
  • Analysis Trust


University of Oslo
Yonsei University
University of Sydney
University of Manchester
University of Oxford
Ann C Thresher
University of California, San Diego
Università degli Studi di Milano
University of Geneva


University of Kent

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The conference aims to bring together two different conversations in the philosophy of time: one about what time is like according to our best science, and one about how we should think about the relationship between the nature of time and our practical lives within it. Popular science, literature, and ancient philosophy often make claims about purported ethical ramifications of the nature of time, but rarely, if ever, do ethicists, metaphysicians, philosophers of physics and physicists get in the same room to think about what our best science means for how we ought to live. This conference will break the silo walls, to get experts in their respective fields talking to each other.

Provisional Programme

Wednesday 24th June

3.30pm Refreshments

4pm Symposium on Time in Physics

Oliver Pooley (Oxford), Christian Wuthrich (Geneva), Karen Crowther (Oslo)

6pm Kentish Beer Reception

7.30pm Dinner in Canterbury

Thursday 25th June 2020

9.15am Refreshments

9.30am Ann C Thresher (UC San Diego)

10.45 Refreshments

11am Open Sessions:

Session 1: Kasia Jaszczolt (Cambridge); Jamie Taylor (Durham); Heather Dyke (Otago)
Session A: Bapiste Le Bihan (Geneva); Stav Zalel (Imperial); Michael Te Vrugt (Münster)

1pm Lunch (provided)

2.15pm Giuliano Torrengo (Milan/Barcelona)

3.30pm Refreshments

Friday 26th June

9.45am Refreshments

10am Symposium on Ethics

Kristie Miller (Sydney), John O’Neill (Manchester), Natalja Deng (Yonsei)

12noon Snack Buffet Lunch

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A small number of bursaries are available for postgraduates that will contribute towards the cost of attending the conference. E-mail [email protected] to apply.

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