Senior Member

Silvia de bianchi

I am Researcher at the University of Milan and PI of the ERC project PROTEUS – Paradoxes and Metaphors of Time in Early Universe(s) hosted by the University of Milan and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2018-2023). My research focused on the foundations of Kant’s theoretical philosophy and on his conception of space and time, as well as on the legacy of Hermann Weyl for the philosophy of physics and the philosophy of time. I am currently working on the different strategies used to portray time in different cosmological models and in different periods, including contemporary approaches to Quantum Gravity and Quantum Cosmology, with emphasis on the implications of the mathematics deployed therein. I am also member of the CHRONOS project, coordinated by Giuliano Torrengo, and I am organizing its activities at the cross-section of the philosophy of time and the philosophy of physics.

Selected Publications relevant for CPT

Accepted Building Universe(s). The Philosophical and Mathematical Underpinnings of Cosmology (18-20th century). With F. Viglione, HOPOS – The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science

Accepted “How do we Transform Appearance into Experience? Kant’s Metaphysical Foundations of Phenomenology” in Kant’s Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science: A Critical Guide, B. McNulty (ed.), Cambridge University Press

2020 “Weyl’s Raum-Zeit-Materie and the Philosophy of Science”. In One Hundred Years of Gauge Theory. Past, Present and Future Perspectives, De Bianchi S. and Kiefer C. (Eds.), Springer

2019 From the Problem of Space to the Epistemology of Science: Hermann Weyl’s Reflection on the Dimensionality of the World. In Weyl and the Problem of Space: From Science to Philosophy, Julien Bernard and Carlos Lobo (Eds.), Springer

2017 “Why is the World four-dimensional? Hermann Weyl’s 1955 argument and the topology of causation”, 8th International Workshop DICE2016: Spacetime – Matter – Quantum Mechanics, IOP Conf. Series: Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 880, 012011, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/880/1/012011

2015 “When series go in indefinitum, ad infinitum and in infinitum. Concepts of infinity in Kant’s Antinomy of pure Reason”, in Synthese, 192, 8, pp. 2395-2412.


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