Finding other philosophy
events in Sydney
A one-day workshop held in association with a visit by
Professor Helen Beebee (Birmingham). Further details here.
We were delighted to be a co-sponsor of CHAST's 2009 Templeton Lecture, on The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow of Time, by Caltech cosmologist (and well-known science blogger), Professor Sean Carroll.
This was the 2nd Annual conference of the Perimeter
Foundations collaboration. Details here.
This event was a one-day workshop on Philosophy of
Physics, to mark the visit of Jeremy Butterfield
(Trinity College, Cambridge) to the Sydney Centre
for the Foundations of Science. Further details are
at this conference included Simon Blackburn
Brandom (Pittsburgh), Rachael Briggs (Sydney), Matthew Chrisman
(Edinburgh), Henry Jackman (York), Robert Kraut
Michael Lynch (UConn), Huw Price (Sydney), Mark Schroeder (USC),
(Johns Hopkins) and Crispin Wright (NYU/St Andrews). The meeting was
preceded by a Pre-Conference Winter School (20-21 July),
aimed especially at
graduate students, and taught by Patrick Greenough,
Huw Price, Kevin Scharp and Lionel Shapiro. Further details are
The Centre for Time was a co-sponsor of this conference, held at the University of Melbourne. Further details are available here.
This workshop was held in conjunction with a visit by Prof Graham Nerlich (Adelaide). Speakers included Graham Nerlich, Dean Rickles (HPS, Sydney), Michael Seevinck (Utrecht) and Hans Westman (Physics/Philosophy, Sydney). Further details here.
A workshop in conjunction with the Centre's new Pragmatic
Project. The speakers were Patrick Greenough, Huw
Price, Kevin Scharp and Lionel
Schapiro. Further details here.
A research workshop in conjunction with visits by Helen Beebee
Papineau. Other speakers included Jossi Berkovitz, Rachael Briggs,
Cavalcanti, Alan Hájek, Jenann Ismael, Owen Maroney, Peter
Menzies, Huw Price and Jonathan
Schaffer. Further details and program here.
This was the first annual PIAF conference, a product of
new collaboration between the University of Sydney, UQ, Griffith and
the Perimeter Institute. It follows our successful PIAF
in Sydney in February 2008. The conference will focus on the many deep
conceptual and technical issues concerning the role of time in Quantum
Theory. Details here.
Organised in conjunction with the FOUNDPHYS
network (Paris) and the IGPP (Freiburg),
this conference followed on from the ones in July 2005 in Sydney and
September 2006 in Beuggen (details below). The main topics were the
role of internal and external perspectives, representations, frames of
reference and contexts in various related fields in physics and
philosophy. Further details here.
Huw Price delivered the Inaugural René
Lectures at the Tilburg
for Logic and Philosophy of Science in the Netherlands, from
7-9 May 2008. Draft copies of the lectures are available here.
This one-day mini-conference was held in association
with visits by Warren Goldfarb (Harvard) and Dawn Phillips (Warwick).
Further details here.
The Centre for Time was pleased to be a co-sponsor with the IUEU of this talk by the Amsterdam-based artist, Jane Boyd, who was Artist-in-Residence at Regents Court, Sydney. Further details are available here.
Two short talks on emotions and their place in science
and science fiction, by David Banks (actor
and author, and former Cyberleader from the BBC series Dr Who),
and Paul Griffiths.
This event was organised jointly with the Russellian Society.
The Centre was pleased to be a sponsor of the Australasian
Philosophy Conference 2008. Details are
This workshop was the first research meeting of the new Perimeter Institute — Australia Foundations (PIAF) project. The PIAF project links the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada to an Australian network of researchers at the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, and Griffith University. Further details here.
This two-day conference at Tusculum, Potts Point, presented
recent work on
ontological commitment. Confirmed speakers are Berit Brogaard
(Missouri/ANU), Mark Colyvan (Sydney), Uriah Kiegel (Arizona/Sydney),
Kristie Miller (Sydney), Michaelis Michael (UNSW), Luca Moretti
(Sydney), Jonathan Schaffer (ANU)
and Amie Thomasson (Miami). Further details including slides are available here.
This was the fourth workshop in an interdisciplinary
series on this theme. The first workshop
was held in Venice in May 2004, and details of the second and third
may be found below. Speakers at the 2007 workshop included Maria
Carla Galavotti (Bologna), Peter Godfrey-Smith (Harvard),
Daniel Hausman (Wisconsin-Madison), Jim Woodward (Caltech), James Joyce (Michigan), Damien Fennel (LSE), John Campbell (Berkeley), Alison Gopnik (Berkeley), Josef Perner (Salzburg)
Nancy Cartwright (LSE), Paolo Garbolino (Iuav), Chris Hitchcock (Caltech), Peter Menzies (Macquarie) and Huw Price (Sydney). A program is available here.
A meeting on Expressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism, held in Sydney. Speakers included Simon Blackburn (Cambridge), Bob Brandom (Pittsburgh), Alexis Burgess (Stanford), Jamie Dreier (Brown), Allan Gibbard (Michigan), David Macarthur (Sydney), Philip Pettit (Princeton), Huw Price (Sydney), Geoff Sayre-McCord (UNC, Chapel Hill), Amie Thomasson (Florida) and Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins). Further details here, all enquiries to John Cusbert.
This year's workshop featured presentations by Guido Bacciagaluppi, Jossi Berkovitz, John Corbett, Jenann Ismael and Huw Price. Further details here. (Audio recordings, etc., will be available shortly.)
A one-day conference featuring recent work on causation and dispositions by postgraduate students and post-doctoral researchers, plus a keynote talk by Prof. Peter Menzies (Macquarie). Further details here. (Audio recordings, etc., will be available shortly.)
A one-day conference on agents, minds and collectives, with Philip Pettit, Peter Menzies, John Sutton and Jenann Ismael. Further details including audio recordings are available here.
Organised in conjunction with the IGPP (Freiburg) and the IHPST (Paris), this workshop focussed on the relation between decoherence and the arrow(s) of time, the role of decoherence in approaches to the quantum measurement problem, and generally question about time (a)symmetry in the foundations of quantum mechanics. Further details here.
This meeting was organised jointly with the Centre for Consciousness at ANU, and was held in Sydney. Speakers included Craig Callender (UCSD), Philippe Chuard (ANU), Barry Dainton (Liverpool), Jordi Fernandez (Macquarie), Simon Haines (ANU), Steven Weinstein (Waterloo) and Jenann Ismael (Sydney). Further details here.
This workshop was held in Sydney, on the theme "Intervention, Time and Physics". Visiting speakers included Craig Callender (UCSD), Richard Corry (Tasmania), Mathias Frisch (Maryland), Chris Hitchcock (Caltech), Doug Kutach (Brown), Cei Maslen (Victoria University, Wellington), Jonathan Schaffer (UMass), Steven Weinstein (Waterloo) and Brad Weslake, Jenann Ismael and Huw Price (Sydney). Further details here.
A one-day mini-conference on anti-realism, with Uriah Kriegel (Arizona and Sydney), Sandy Boucher (Melbourne), Brad Weslake (Sydney), Tama Coutts (Melbourne) and Luca Moretti (Sydney). Full details here.
International visitors for this year's workshop included Guido Bacciagaluppi (Paris), Michael Dickson (South Carolina), Alexei Grinbaum (Paris), Amit Hagar (Konstanz, Delaware) and Veiko Palge (Konstanz). More details, including slides from the talks, are available here.
In association with the Centre, the California Institute of Technology hosted a small workshop on 'Causation, Agency, and Intervention' in November. This was the second workshop in an interdisciplinary series on the theme The Origins and Functions of Causal Thinking. The first workshop in the series was held in Venice, Italy, in May, 2004, and the third is scheduled in Sydney in July, 2006 (see above). Further details of the Caltech workshop are here.
Held in association with a visit by Professor Robert Brandom
(Pittsburgh), this workshop was organised jointly with Paul Redding in
the Department of Philosophy. Speakers included Paul Redding, Bruin
Christensen, David Macarthur, Huw Price, Nicholas Smith and Bob Brandom
Sound recordings and slides from the papers from this workshop are now available.
Professor Brandom also delivered a public lecture on Thursday 13 October, entitled 'Reason, Expression and the Philosophic Enterprise'. This lecture was sponsored and organised in conjunction with the Research Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, and further details are on the RIHSS website.
In association with the CHIMP research network, these meetings featured talks by Armond Duwell (Thurs 6 October), C K Raju (Thurs 20 October) and Matthew Leifer (Thurs 3 November). See this web page for more details.
An international research workshop on time-symmetric approaches to quantum mechanics. Further details here.
Further details here.
To launch the CHIMP research network, this meeting featured presentations by Robert Spekkens (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics) and Stephen Bartlett (School of Physics, University of Sydney). Further details here.
A workshop featuring visitors Guido Bacciagaluppi (Paris), Chris Fuchs (Bell Labs), and Gerard Milburn (Queensland, Centre for Quantum Computer Technology), plus Huw Price and Doug Kutach from the Centre. Further details here.
The Centre was a co-sponsor of this research workshop, coordinated by John Sutton at Macquarie University. Speakers included Sue Campbell (Dalhousie), Andy Clark (Edinburgh), Christoph Hoerl (Warwick), Jenann Ismael (Arizona), Stephen Muecke (UTS), Mark Rowlands (Hertfordshire), Kate Stevens (University of Western Sydney), Karola Stotz (Pittsburgh), Elizabeth Wilson (Princeton/ Sydney), and Rob Wilson (Alberta). Further details here.
Further details here.
An international conference on the physics and metaphysics of time. Speakers included Tim Maudlin (Rutgers), Steve Savitt (UBC), Mauro Dorato (Rome 3), Carl Hoefer (Barcelona), Stephen Barker (Nottingham), Peter Forrest (UNE), John Bigalow (Monash) and Doug Kutach, David Braddon-Mitchell and Huw Price (Sydney). Click here for further details.
An international interdisciplinary research workshop organised jointly by the Centre and the Facoltà di Design e Arti [Faculty of Arts and Design], IUAV University, in association with the Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna. Further details are here.
A one-day workshop in conjunction with visits to the Centre by Richard Healey (Arizona) and Harvey Brown (Oxford). Speakers were Harvey Brown, Richard Healey, Doug Kutach, and David Miller. Click here for a copy of the program.
A major conference on causation in physics and metaphysics. Speakers included Helen Beebee, Richard Corry, Phil Dowe, Antony Eagle, Adam Elga, Mathias Frisch, Chris Hitchcock, Doug Kutach, Peter Menzies, Daniel Nolan, Huw Price and David Spurrett. Click here for a copy of the program.
Thanks to all speakers and participants for making this conference such a success!
Last update: 30.12.2009.