International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime


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During the conference there will be a public lecture/debate which will be a joint event of the Conference and the Montreal Inter-University Seminar on the History and Philosophy of Science.

Speaker: Simon Saunders (Oxford University)
Title: Time lost, and time recovered

Is the present and the future equally real? The question has been asked from the very beginnings of philosophy, but it has taken a new twist since the advent of special relativity. This theory would settle the matter, in fact, were it able to make sense of everyday platitudes to do with time and change. Is it so able? And if we are under illusions about the nature of time, are they illusions that it itself explains?

Commentator: Steven Savitt (University of British Columbia)
Commentator: Vesselin Petkov (Concordia University)

Date: Friday, May 14, 2004
Time: 19:30
Room: H-110
Place: Concordia University (Building H), 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., 1st Floor (Metro station Guy-Concordia, exit Guy Street)

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