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Programme - The Metaphysics of Time

Tuesday 19th March

13.00 – 13.30          

  • Peter Øhrstrøm: Introduction

13.30 – 14.10         

  • Florian Fischer (Bonn, Germany): Prior to Prior

14.10 – 14.50          

  • Ulrich Meyer (Colgate University, USA): Double-Time and the Future

14.50 – 15.20          

  • Coffee break

15.20 – 16.00          

  • Per Hasle (Copenhagen University, Denmark). The Beginnings of Hybrid Logic: Meredith, Prior and the Contingent Constant n

16.00 – 16.40          

  • Zuzana Rybaříková (University of Hradec Králové, Czechia). Łukasiewicz’s and Meredith’s Systems of Modal Logic

16.40 – 17.40          

  • Discussion

Wednesday 20th March

10.00 – 11.20          

  • William L. Craig: Time, Tense, and Eternity

11.20 – 12.00          

  • Jacek Wawer (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland): History relativism as extreme assessment relativism: A note on Prior's Ockhamism

12.00 – 13.00          

  • Lunch

13.00 – 13.40          

  • Aldo Frigerio and Ciro De Florio (Università Cattolica di Milano, Italy): Perspectival Semantics and the Open Future

13.40 – 14.10          

  • Elton Marques (Lisbon, Portugal). Eternalism, hybrid models and strong change

14.10 – 14.40          

  • Break

14.40 – 15.20          

  • Antje Rumberg (Stockhom University, Sweden). From Potentialities to Change and Time

15.20 – 16.00          

  • Ola Hössjer (Stockhom University, Sweden). Modelling decision in a temporal context: Analysis of a famous example suggested by Blaise Pascal

16.00 – 17.00          

  • Discussion

18.00 –                    

  • Conference Dinner

Thursday 21st March

10.00 – 11.20          

  • William L. Craig: Legal Pardon, Tensed Time, and the Expiation of Guilt

11.20 – 12.00          

  • David Hunt (Whittier College, USA): Fatalism for Presentists

12.00 – 13.00          

  • Lunch

13.00 – 13.40          

  • Atle Ottesen Søvik (Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society):A defence of presentism against the Rietdijk-Putnam-Penrose argument

13.40 – 14.20          

  • Hans Götzsche (Aalborg University, Denmark). On Dualism, Time and Prior’s “logic of the word of God”

14.20 – 14.50          

  • Break

14.50 – 15.30          

  • David Jakobsen (Aalborg, Denmark), Martin Prior (London, UK) and Peter Øhrstrøm (Aalborg, Denmark): Letters between Mary and Arthur Prior in 1954: Topics on Metaphysics and Time

15.30 – 16.00          

  • Discussion and conclusion

 

The Metaphysics of Time

Overview

The event will begin 19th March at 13.00 and end 21th March at 16.00.

Keynote talks by Dr. William Lane Craig:

Time, Tense, and Eternity
Legal Pardon, Tensed Time, and the Expiation of Guilt

Other papers accepted for presentation at the conference (Feb. 28):

  • Sayid Bnefsi (Irvine, USA): Future Bias and Presentism
  • Daniel Deasy (University College Dublin, Ireland): A-theories, Post-Prior
  • David Jakobsen (Aalborg, Denmark), Martin Prior (London, UK) and Peter Øhrstrøm (Aalborg, Denmark): Letters between Mary and Arthur Prior in 1954: Topics on Metaphysics and Time
  • Florian Fischer (Bonn, Germany): Prior to Prior
  • Hans Götzsche (Aalborg University, Denmark). On Dualism, Time and Prior’s “logic of the word of God”
  • Per Hasle (Copenhagen University, Denmark). The Beginnings of Hybrid Logic: Meredith, Prior and the Contingent Constant n
  • Ola Hössjer (Stockhom University, Sweden). Modelling decision in a temporal context: Analysis of a famous example suggested by Blaise Pascal
  • David Hunt (Whittier College, USA): Fatalism for Presentists
  • Aldo Frigerio and Ciro De Florio (Università Cattolica di Milano, Italy): Perspectival Semantics and the Open Future
  • Aneta Markoska-Cubrinovska (University of Canterbury, New Zealand): Early Prior on the Nature of Modality
  • Elton Marques (Lisbon, Portugal). Eternalism, hybrid models and strong change
  • Ulrich Meyer (Colgate University, USA): Double-Time and the Future
  • Zuzana Rybaříková (University of Hradec Králové, Czechia). Łukasiewicz’s and Meredith’s Systems of Modal Logic
  • Antje Rumberg (Stockhom University, Sweden). From Potentialities to Change and Time
  • Atle Ottesen Søvik (Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Norway): A defence of presentism against the Rietdijk-Putnam-Penrose argument
  • Jacek Wawer (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland): History relativism as extreme assessment relativism: A note on Prior's Ockhamism