Gargnano Philosophy of Time Conference, 12-14 May 2014

Organizers: Ulrich Meyer and Giuliano Torrengo

Conference Program

Monday Morning: Time and Physics

Valia Allori (Northern Illinois University): “What does Quantum Mechanics tell us about Time?”
Kristie Miller and David Braddon–Mitchell (University of Sydney): “Momentary representation”
John Roberts (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “Must a Cause be Earlier than its Effect?”
Commentator: Oliver Pooley (University of Oxford )

Monday Afternoon: Temporal Experience

Dimitria Gatzia (University of Akron): “Time and Time Perception”
Simon Prosser (University of St. Andrews): “Experiencing Rates and Durations”
Commentator: Kathy Fazekas (University of Connecticut)

Lisa Leininger (Virginia Commonwealth University): “B-coming: Tenseless Passage”
Melissa MacAulay (Western Ontario): “Rethinking the Phenomenological Case for Transience”
Commentator: Akiko Frischhut (Universität Tübingen/ Université de Genève)

Tuesday Morning: Time Travel

Sara Bernstein (Duke University): “Time Travel and the Movable Present”
John Carroll (North Carolina State University): “Time Travel, Autoinfanticide, and Modality”
Richard Hanley (University of Delaware): “How to Beam and Keep your Body”
Commentator: Stephanie Rennick (University of Glasgow/Macquarie University)

Tuesday Afternoon: The Present

Olla Solomyak (New York University): “Temporal Ontology and the Metaphysics of Perspectives”
Steven Savitt (University of British Columbia): “IHEARTDIAMONDs”
Commentator:Riccardo Baratella (Università degli Studi di Padova)

Jonathan Tallant (University of Nottingham): “The Benefits of Existence Presentism”
Francesco Orillia (Università degli Studi di Macerata): “Moderate Presentism”
Commentator: Rossana Raviola (Università degli Studi di Pavia)

Wednesday Morning: Metaphysics

Donald Baxter (University of Connecticut): “Aspects and the Alteration of Temporal Simples”
Commentator: Giulano Torrengo (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Ciro De Florio and Aldo Frigerio (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore): “In Defence of the Timeless Solution to the Problem of Human Free Will and Divine Foreknowledge”
Commentator: Ulrich Meyer (Colgate University)

Nathan Oaklander (University of Michigan Flint): “C. D. Broad’s Changing Views on Time”
Commentator: Erwin Tegtmeier (Universität Mannheim)


The conference registration fee of 210 Euro includes accommodation in the Palazzo Feltrinelli (3 days) and all meals. Given limited availability of rooms, we cannot guarantee a room in the Palazzo for all registered participants. The fee will be waived for whom we cannot host in the Palazzo and will have to take care of their own accommodation. The conference will begin with a dinner on May 11th and conclude with lunch on May 14th. If you have any questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers.

Sponsors: Philosophy of Time Society, Center for Philosophy of Time, Department of Philosophy at the University of Milan

Registration Deadline: March 1st, 2014

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