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Conference: The physics and phenomenology of time; Rome, 6-7 April 2017

University of Rome 3
Location: Aula Verra (ground floor), via Ostiense 234, 00146, Rome

Programme:

6th of April

9:10 – 10: Claudio Calosi, (University of Neuchâtel)
Locational Problems for Locational Endurantism

10:00 – 10:50 Orly Shenker (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
The Past Hypothesis and the Psychological Arrow of Time
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CFP: Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity, Bern, 12-14 September 2017

http://www.philosophie.unibe.ch/news/spacetime2017/index_eng.html

Keynote speakers:

Ruth Durrer (physics, University of Geneva)
Marco Giovanelli (philosophy, University of Tübingen)
Sabine Hossenfelder (physics, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies)
Dan Kennefick (physics, University of Arkansas)
John Norton (HPS, University of Pittsburgh)
Chris Smeenk (philosophy, Western University, Canada)
Jim Weatherall (logic and philosophy of science, University of California, Irvine)

Organizers: Claus Beisbart (Bern), Tilman Sauer (Mainz), Christian Wüthrich (Geneva)
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CFA: The Second Law of Thermodynamics, Munich, 1-2 Sep 2017

THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS
Munich Center For Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich
01-02 Sep 2017
http://www.lmu.de/secondlaw2017

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The Philosophy of Howard Stein: Chicago, 9-11 June 2017

The Philosophy Of Howard Stein
9-11 June 2017
Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago

It is scarcely an exaggeration to say that the publication of Howard
Stein’s paper “Newtonian Space-Time” in 1967 inaugurated the modern study
of the foundations of physics. Thereafter, Stein’s work continued to set
the standard in the philosophical community and beyond for the study of
theories of spacetime structure (Newtonian and relativistic), the
conceptual structure of quantum mechanics, the methodology of science in
general and the character of scientific knowledge, and the history of
physics and mathematics. This three-day conference will celebrate the 50th
anniversary of Stein’s landmark paper by providing an opportunity to
reflect on Stein’s lasting influence for those working on a wide range of
topics of vital interest to historians and philosophers of science. While
speakers include Stein’s former colleagues, past students and friends, our
focus is on his continuing influence on contemporary work, and we aim to
demonstrate the relevance of Stein’s work for the next fifty years of our
discipline.
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Urbino Summer School in Philosophy of Physics

The XXth iteration of the Urbino Summer School will focus on spacetime and quantum physics (website), held on July 10-13, 2017.  The summer school will feature morning lectures given by Christian Wüthrich (University of Geneva) and Francesca Vidotto (Radboud University); and afternoon seminars given by Carlo Rovelli (CPT, Aix-Marseille Université, Université de Toulon, CNRS), F.A. Muller (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Tiziana Vistarini (University of Colorado Boulder). (h/t to Giovanni Macchia)

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Second CFP: Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Gravity, Geneva, 27-30 June 2017

Conference on the PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF QUANTUM GRAVITY

Hosted by the University of Geneva-University of Illinois at Chicago Space and Time After Quantum Gravity project

Château de Bossey, near Geneva, 27-30 June 2017

https://beyondspacetime.net/2017conference/

Invited keynote speakers:

Richard Dawid
Eleanor Knox
Daniele Oriti
Karim Thébault
Alastair Wilson
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CFA: Black Forest Summer School in Philosophy of Physics, 17-22 July 2017

Call for Applications
5th International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics

Space, time and matter: new directions in the philosophy of physics

Saig (Black Forest), Germany, 17-22 July 2017
http://wp.unil.ch/isspp/
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