CfA: Time and Explanation Conference, Geneva

eidos, the Center in Metaphysics of the University of Geneva, and the CUSO (Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale) are pleased to announce the “Time and explanation conference”.

Dates: September 14-17, 2011

Venue: University of Geneva, Switzerland, Building Uni Mail

Call for Papers

Conceptions of time have always played a fundamental role in our philosophical and scientific understanding of the world and of ourselves. They have become especially important in the 20th century, and even more so during the past few decades. This workshop aims to address outstanding research questions in contemporary analytic philosophy of time, broadly construed. Topics may include, but are not limited to: What explains our feeling of time as passing, if there is such a thing? Are there tensed facts? How should the debate between presentists and eternalists be understood? Is the future open? What is the status of becoming in current physical theories? What grounds the truth of statements about the past? How do things persist? Does time have a direction? Etc.

Keynote Speakers
Thomas M. Crisp (Biola University)
Carl Hoefer (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
Ulrich Meyer (Colgate University)
Kristie Miller (The University of Sydney)
L. Nathan Oaklander (University of Michigan-Flint)
Oliver Pooley (Oxford University)
Steven Savitt (University of British Columbia)
Dean W. Zimmerman (Rutgers University)

Submission details
We invite all scholars working in the philosophy of time to submit extended abstracts in English and prepared for blind-review, of no more than 100 words, in either .pdf, .doc, or .rtf format.
Submissions must be sent by email attachment to Ghislain Guigon at by June 26, 2011. Please put ‘Conference Paper Submission’ as the subject of your email.
An acknowledgment of reception will be sent.
Please specify on a separate page name, affiliation, e-mail address.
Each speaker will be allowed a maximum of 45 minutes for presentation and 45 minutes for discussion.
Successful applicants will be notified by July 15th, 2011.
A maximum of six papers will be accepted.
Speakers’ accommodation costs will be covered.

Key Dates
26 June 2011: Deadline for the submission of extended abstracts
15 July 2011: Notification of acceptance

For further information, please contact or visit the website at eidos.

Organising Committee

Emiliano Boccardi (University of Fribourg and University of Geneva)
Fabrice Correia (University of Geneva)
Natalja Deng (university of Geneva)
Ghislain Guigon (University of Geneva)


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