[SydPhil] Time: Arrows, Experience, Emergence (June 12-13)

Kristie Miller kristie_miller at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 6 10:16:17 AEST 2015

Time: Arrows, Experience, Emergence
An interdisciplinary conference on time’s arrow, temporal experience, and emergence and complexity

University of Sydney, Australia: 12th-13th June 2015


Institute Building (H03), Lecture Theatre Room 2 (also known as N296) on City Road. You can find the precise location of the building here.


Friday 12th June

9:45-10:00. Dean Rickles & Kristie Miller “Welcome”
10:00-11:00. Paul Davies (Arizona State University)”Gravitational Entropy: Beyond the Black Hole”
11:00-11:30. Coffee Break
11:30-12:30. Bryan Roberts (LSE) “Measuring the Fundamental Arrows of Time”
12:30-13:30. Lunch break
13:30-14:30. David Albert (Columbia University) TBD
14:30-15:30. Phil Dowe (University of Queensland) “Causal Emergence in Quantum Mechanics”
15:30-16:00. Coffee break
16:00-17:00. Patrick McGivern (University of Wollongong) “Emergence and Reduction in the Limit”
17:00-18:00. Nathan Oaklander (University of Michigan – Flint) “Temporal Phenomena, Ontology and the R-theory”
Saturday 13th June

10:00-11:00. Ulrich Meyer (Colgate University) “Fatalism as a Metaphysical Thesis”
11:00-11:30. Coffee Break
11:30-12:30. Giuliano Torrengo (University of Milan) “Tenseless Sunshine of the Conscious Mind”
12:30-13:30. Lunch break
13:30-14:30. Eric Cavalcanti (University of Sydney) TBD
14:30-15:30. Geoffrey Lee (University of Berkeley) TBD
15:30-16:00. Coffee break
16:00-17:00. Al Wilson (University of Birmingham) “A Simple Solution to the Problem of the Initial State”
The conference is run by the Centre for Time, University of Sydney, the project New Agendas for the Study of Time (funded by the John Templeton Foundation) and the Society for the Philosophy of Time.

For further information, please contact Pierrick Bourrat.

Associate Professor Kristie Miller
Senior ARC Research Fellow
Joint Director, the Centre for Time
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and
The Centre for Time
The University of Sydney
Sydney Australia
Room 407, A 14

kmiller at usyd.edu.au
kristie_miller at yahoo.com
Ph: +612 9036 9663

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