Dr Matt Farr

BA S'ton MA PhD Bristol
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Time

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The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Matt Farr achieved his PhD in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, UK, under the supervision of James Ladyman. Matt joined the University of Sydney in January 2013, taking up a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on the project New Agendas for the Study of Time: Connecting the Disciplines in the Centre for Time.

Research interests

Matt's primary research interests concern the role of the concept of time direction in physics and metaphysics, in particular relating to asymmetries of causation, probability and scientific explanation. His broader research interests include the relationship between physics and metaphysics.

Teaching and supervision

Philosophy of time; philosophy of physics; causation; philosophy of science.

Current projects

Centre for Time

The project on which I currently work concerns the study of time across philosophy and the sciences, with focus on physics and experimental psychology (and everything between). You can follow our progress on our blog and (in a condensed form) on twitter.

Works in Progress

  • Review of Tim Maudlin?s Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time. (For Philosophy in Review.)
  • 'Initial' Conditions and the Direction of Time.
  • Two-Timing Presentism.
  • Supertemporal Ontology and the 'Triviality' Problem.
  • Non-Reductive Naturalism About Time Direction?

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Farr, M., Reutlinger, A. (2013). A Relic of a Bygone Age? Causation, Time Symmetry and the Directionality Argument. Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 78(Supplement 2), 215-235. [More Information]
  • Farr, M. (2012). On A- and B-theoretic elements of branching spacetimes. Synthese: an international journal for epistemology, methodology and philosophy of science, 188(1), 85-116. [More Information]

2013

  • Farr, M., Reutlinger, A. (2013). A Relic of a Bygone Age? Causation, Time Symmetry and the Directionality Argument. Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 78(Supplement 2), 215-235. [More Information]

2012

  • Farr, M. (2012). On A- and B-theoretic elements of branching spacetimes. Synthese: an international journal for epistemology, methodology and philosophy of science, 188(1), 85-116. [More Information]

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