[SydPhil] CONF: Time Symmetry: A Unified Approach. (University of Sydney, 29-30 August 2013)

Matthew Farr matt.farr at sydney.edu.au
Sun Jul 7 21:08:46 AEST 2013

Time Symmetry: A Unified Approach.
A two-day international conference on the philosophy of time symmetry.
29-30 August 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).
The conference is hosted by the Centre for Time, University of Sydney, and is sponsored by the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney.
Register for attendance at http://newagendasstudyoftime.wordpress.com/events/time-symmetry/
For further information, please contact Matt Farr<mailto:matt.farr at sydney.edu.au?subject=Time%20Symmetry%20conference> or Sam Baron<mailto:samuel.baron at sydney.edu.au?subject=Time%20Symmetry%20conference>.

DR MATT FARR | Postdoctoral Research Fellow
New Agendas for the Study of Time<http://newagendasstudyoftime.wordpress.com/> | Centre for Time
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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