Past events 2010 – 2013

Propositions and Same-Saying workshop :: Macquarie University, 18 January 2010

This workshop was organized by the Centre for Time's Rachael Briggs, in conjunction with Albert Atkin and Mark Jago (Macquarie). Further details here.

Workshop on Decision and Causation :: Sydney, 30 April 2010

This one-day research workshop was organised by Arif Ahmed (Cambridge), Lise Marie Andersen (Macquarie) and Huw Price, in conjunction with Dr Ahmed's visit to the Centre for Time. Further details are available here.

Engaging McDowell :: Sydney, 12-13 July 2010

The Centre for Time was pleased to be a co-sponsor for a visit to Australia by the distinguished Pittsburgh philosopher, Professor John McDowell. Speakers at this meeting included Nishi Shah (Amherst), Jenann Ismael (Sydney/Arizona), Julia Tanney (Kent), Robert Hanna (Colorado), Melissa Merritt (UNSW), Paul Redding (Sydney), Candace Vogler (Chicago), Pamela Heironymi (UCLA), Markos Valaris (UNSW), Nick Smith (Macquarie), David Macarthur (Sydney), Lionel Shapiro (Sydney/UConn) and Huw Price (Sydney), as well as John McDowell himself. Further details here. Recordings from this event are available for download here.

PIAF Workshop in Foundations :: Brisbane, 1–3 December, 2010

This workshop continued a series of meetings in conjunction with the PIAF Collaboration, which links the Centre for Time, together with researchers in the School of Physics and the HPS Unit at the University of Sydney, and at the University of Queensland and Griffith University, to the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada.

Summer Workshop on Causation :: Sydney, 13–14 January, 2011

This meeting was held in conjunction with a visit to the Centre for Time by the world-renowned Berkeley psychologist, Professor Alison Gopnik. Further details are available here, and recordings from this meeting are available here.

Naturalism Without Mirrors :: Zurich, 9–10 May, 2011

This conference focussed on Huw Price's new collection, Naturalism Without Mirrors (OUP, 2011). The meeting was organised by Anton Leist (Universität Zürich) and Huw Price, with sponsorship from the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, Oslo, and the Pragmatic Foundations Project of the Centre for Time. Further details here.

Expressivism, Projection and Rules :: Sydney, 29 June – 1 July, 2011

Speakers at the third in our biennial series of conferences on Expressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism included Bob Brandom (Pittsburgh), Matthew Chrisman (Edinburgh), Paul Horwich (NYU), Jenann Ismael (Arizona), James Ladyman (Bristol), John MacFarlane (Berkeley), John Maier (ANU/Sydney), Huw Price (Sydney), Greg Restall (Melbourne), Michael Ridge (Edinburgh), Lionel Shapiro (UConn), Amie Thomasson (Miami) and Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins). The meeting explored some of the same themes as the two previous EPR conferences (details of which are available here and here); with a particular focus on expressivist approaches to modality, and associated issues. Further information is available here.

Cambridge Pragmatism :: Cambridge, 31 May – 1 June, 2012

Pragmatists approach philosophical problems by enquiring about the practical role of disputed notions – truth, causation, value, or necessity, for example – in human life. Over the past century, many distinguished Cambridge philosophers have been pragmatists in one sense or another. This research workshop, supported by the Pragmatic Foundations Project, aimed to explore this distinctive Cambridge philosophical tradition. Further details are available here.

Jaan Tallinn on Existential Risk at Sydney Ideas :: 17 July 2012

A public lecture by Jaan Tallinn, one of the founding engineers of Skype, on possible cataclysmic risks of Artificial Intelligence. Further details at Sydney Ideas.

Do We Need a Physics of 'Passage'? :: Capetown, 10 – 14 December, 2012

This meeting is the first conference of our new Templeton-funded project, New Agendas for the Study of Time. It will bring together distinguished philosophers, physicists, psychologists and linguists, to ask whether the passage of time is a missing ingredient in contemporary physics. Further details here.