Coordinator and founder: Giuliano Torrengo
Adjunct Coordinators: Giacomo Andreoletti, Samuele Iaquinto, and Davide Bordini
Senior Members: Elisa Paganini, Jonathan Tallant (University of Nottingham), Clotilde Calabi, David Ingram (University of York), and Giuseppe Spolaore (University of Padua)
Post-docs: Nick Young
PhD Students: Francesco Aloe, Flavio Baracco, Valerio Buonomo, Daria Vitasovic, and Cristian Mariani
The Centre for the Philosophy of Time (CPT) aims at advertising and promoting activities in the philosophy of time in Europe, by gathering professors, researchers and students in analytic philosophy who work on time-related subjects. The main goal of the CPT is to facilitate mutual collaboration in common projects and to foster the circulation of the results. To that effect, the CPT collaborates with the Philosophy of Time Society, the Centre for Time, the Society for Philosophy of Time, and the Irish Society for the Philosophy of Time as part of the International Association for the Philosophy of Time (IAPT). The CPT is presently the seat of the TIME-METHODS project.
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THEMES of INVESTIGATION
Time and Metaphysics
What temporal concepts are metaphysically more fundamental?
Is the present the only “locus” of existence, or does reality comprise the future and the past?
What is the structure of the temporal dimension, and what is the relationship between it and the entities that dwell it?
Time and Science
What conception of time do our best-confirmed physical theories suggest or rely on?
Do the special sciences, such as biology, require a distinct view of time?
Time and the Human Being
How should the phenomenology of temporal experience be characterized?
How do perceptual mechanisms interact with the temporal aspects of reality?
How time enters the characterization of the contents of assertions, beliefs and mental states?
What are the time sensitive rules that our reasoning follows?
How the socially relevant aspects of our temporal understanding are reflected in variation across languages and cultures?
METAPHYSICS OF TIME AND ITS OCCUPANTS, Neuchâtel
ONTOLOGY AFTER QUINE, Hamburg
SYMMETRY GROUP, Geneva
WHATIF and INDETERMINISM LTD., Konstanz
THE BUDAPEST RESEARCH GROUP, Budapest