Spacetime and Fundamentality Workshop – 17th of June 2016

Thank you very much to the speakers and audience for an excellent workshop !

See the photos below

We are happy to announce our next workshop:

Grounding the Quantum World – 19th of September


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The Metaphysics of Time and its Occupants SNSF project (Neuchâtel) and the Centre for the Philosophy of Time (Milan) are glad to announce the upcoming

International Workshop on
“Spacetime and Fundamentality”

17th of June 2016
University of Neuchâtel

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Speakers and schedule*
9.30 – 10.45 Oliver Pooley (Oxford) “Fundamentality and the Dynamical Approach to Relativity”
11.00 – 12.15 Martin Lipman (Hamburg) “In Defence of a Fragmentalist Interpretation of Special Relativity”
12.30 Lunch break (Bach & Buck)
14:30 – 15.45 Alastair Wilson (Birmingham) (over Skype) “Emergent Spacetime: Grounded or Caused?”
15.45 Coffee break
16.15 – 17.30 Jessica Wilson (Toronto) “How to be a Spacetime Relationalist – or a Substantivalist”
19.30———– Conference dinner (La Fuge)

*We are sad to announce that Lisa Leininger had to cancel her talk. See the new schedule above.

Time and venue

Friday 17th of June, from 9.30 am to 6 pm

Room D71, Main Building, University of Neuchâtel
26, Avenue du Premier-Mars, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Registration and meals

For practical purposes, we would like to kindly request anyone planning to attend the workshop to register by June 10th.

If possible, please indicate as well whether you intend to have lunch (Bach & Buck; budget) and / or dinner (La Fuge; mid-range) with the speakers and the organizers.

Attendance is free, but we cannot cover your meals.

© Illustrations: Ernesto Mandara

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