Time Symmetry: A Unified Approach.
A two-day international conference on the philosophy of time symmetry.
August 29-30 2013, University of Sydney.
The underlying laws of physics are largely symmetric in time, and yet time-asymmetric concepts are pervasive throughout different areas of philosophical study. For instance, causes are believed to precede their effects in time and not vice versa, our knowledge of the past differs in form from our knowledge of the future, we believe we can influence the future but not the past, we dread or look forward to future events but not past events, etc. This conference looks at time symmetries and asymmetries in physics, causation, probability and agency, and their commonalities.
List of Speakers. Huw Price (Cambridge), Craig Callender (UC San Diego), Phil Dowe (Queensland), Alison Fernandes (Columbia), Antony Eagle (Adelaide), Toby Handfield (Monash), Peter Evans (La Trobe).