Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science

35th Annual Conference

The International Association for the Philosophy of Time (IAPT) 6th Annual Conference 

June 24-26, 2019 at CU Boulder

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Keynotes: Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame) and Valia Allori (Northern Illinois)

Panelists: David Albert (Columbia), Sam Baron (Western Australia), Craig Callender (UCSD), Kristie Miller (Sydney), Jonathan Tallant (Nottingham), and Giuliano Torrengo (Milan).

Confirmed Participants:

David Albert, Valia Allori, Giacomo Andreoletti, Maria Balcells, Adrian Bardon, Sam Baron, Harjit Bhogal, Sayid Bnefsi, David Braddon-Mitchell, Craig Callender, Natalja Deng, Matt Duncan, Antony Eagle, Nina Emery, Kyley Ewing, Alison Fernandes, Brittany Gentry, David Ingram, Derek Lam, Barry Lee, Chunghyoung Lee, Eli Lichtenstein, Yael Lowenstein, Cristian Mariani, Ulrich Meyer, Kristie Miller, Benjamin Neeser, Shen Pan, Bob Pasnau, Hope Sample, Raul Saucedo, Monica Solomon, Meghan Sullivan, Jonathan Tallant, Anncy Thresher, Giuliano Torrengo, and Ben Young.

Presentations will be 30 mins, followed by 10 minutes of comments, and 20 mins of general discussion (Q&A). All talks (except keynotes and panels) will be held in two, concurrent sessions. 

(PDF) Schedule of Events (all events will be held in the Eaton Humanities building on the Northwest side of campus, adjacent to the library):

Sunday 23rd June

  • 16:00-19:00 Welcome picnic at Chautauqua Park with sandwiches provided by Half Fast Subs. 

    • On Sunday, there are free shuttles that go from campus and Pearl St. up the (substantial) hill to the park.

Monday 24th June

  • 08:45-09:00 (Lobby) Welcome coffee, fruit, bagels, and pastries

  • 09:00-10:30

    • 1B80: Keynote Address: Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame), 'Temporal Discounting in Psychology and Philosophy: Four Proposals for Mutual Research Aid'

  • 10:45-11:45

    • 186: Alison Fernandes (Trinity College Dublin), 'The Past can be Chancy'

    • 190: Hope Sample (Grand Valley State), 'Anne Conway's Presentism'

  • 12:00-13:00

    • 186: Giacomo Andrioletti (University of Tyumen) and Giuseppe Spolaore (Padua), 'Mutable Futurism'

    • 190: Adrian Bardon (Wake Forest), 'Extracting an Innate, Naïve Physics from Kant's Account of Distant Simultaneity'

  • 13:00-16:00 Long Break for Lunch

  • 16:00-17:00

    • 186: Benjamin Neeser (Geneva), 'Stages in Spacetime: The Languages of Persistence'

    • 190: Ben Young (Waikato), 'Skeletons in the Thisness Presentist's Closet'

  • 17:15-18:15

    • 186: Antony Eagle (Adelaide), 'What is Superendurance?'

    • 190: Kyley Ewing (Maryland), 'Norton's Objective Temporal Passage'

  • 19:00: Dinner at the Boulder-Dushanbe Tea House

Tuesday 25th June

  • 08:45-09:00 (Lobby) Welcome coffee, fruit, bagels, and pastries

  • 09:00-10:00

    • 186: Nina Emery (Mt. Holyoke), 'Temporal Ersatzism and Relativity'

    • 190: Maria Balcells (Bucknell), 'Dynamic Experience in the Block Universe'

  • 10:15-11:15

    • 186: Chunghyoung Lee (Pohang), 'Simultaneity in a Closed, Flat Spacetime'

    • 190: Matt Duncan (Rhode Island College), 'A New Argument for the Phenomenal Approach to Personal Persistence'

  • 11:30-12:30

    • 186: Cristian Mariani (Milan) and Giuliano Torrengo (Milan), 'The Indeterminate Present and the Open Future'

    • 190: Eli Lichtenstein (Michigan), 'Anti-Humeans and a Thermodynamic Reduction of Time's Causal Arrow'

  • 12:30-16:00 Long Break for Lunch

  • 16:00-18:00: 150: Panel on Timelessness: Sam Baron (Western Australia), Kristie Miller (Sydney), and Jonathan Tallant (Nottingham)

  • 19:00: Dinner at Backcountry Pizza and Tap House

Wednesday 26th June

  • 08:45-09:00 (Lobby) Welcome coffee, fruit, bagels, and pastries

  • 09:00-10:30

    • 1B80: Keynote Address: Valia Allori (Northern Illinois), 'Time and Pancakes: Some Reflections on Time Reversal Symmetry'

  • 10:45-11:45

    • 186: Natalja Deng (Yonsei), 'On Moving Past the ABCs'

    • 190: Yael Loewenstein (Houston/Cambridge), 'Against the Standard Solution to the Grandfather Paradox'

  • 12:00-13:00

    • 186: Sayid Bnefsi (Irvine), 'B-Theory and Time Biases'

    • 190: Brittany Gentry (South Carolina), 'Measuring the Present'

  • 13:00-16:00 Long Break for Lunch

  • 16:00-18:00: 150: Panel on Temporal Experience: David Albert (Columbia), Craig Callender (San Diego), and Giuliano Torrengo (Milan)

  • 19:00: Dinner at Sherpa's Adventurer's Restaurant

There will be a conference dinner each night, but it is exclusively for the participants (speakers, commentators, chairs, and organizers). Participants will have to pay for their own alcohol. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the organizer, Heather Demarest:

We are delighted to have Adrian Bardon as our Hiking Coordinator. On Thursday, he will lead a group on one of the most spectacular day hikes out there: (somewhat strenuous; about 6 hrs up and down at a leisurely pace, including chilling by the lake.) There's an alternative, also amazing but less strenuous hike to Emerald Lake if that proves to be a more popular concept: Please get in touch with Adrian if you're interested in joining the group!

If you have any other questions, please contact the organizer, Heather Demarest (