O Tempo e o Emergentismo, estão em debate na Católica de Braga em setembro de 2023

Quarta-feira, Fevereiro 1, 2023 - 16:11
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The First International Colloquium "Emergence and Time", will take place from 5 to 7 September 2023, at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the University Portuguese Catholic (Braga, Portugal).

This colloquium addresses the relationship between emergence and time, with a focus on questions related to the fundamentality of the concept of time in different disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, cognitive sciences, linguistics, and physics.

Examples of pertinent topics that fall within the scope of this colloquium include:

Is time fundamental?
What does 'emergence' mean?
What does it mean to say that time emerges?
Is the concept of time fundamental in domains such as cognition or language, or even in physical theories?
What is the relationship between the 'arrow of time,' emergence, and entropy?
How do we deal with possible divergences between domains if time is fundamental in some respect, yet emerging and not fundamental in others?
What comprises timelessness?
How to represent a timeless reality?
Could time be simultaneously emergent and fundamental?
Is temporality a mind-dependent phenomenon?
Is the 'arrow of time' a mind-dependent phenomenon?
What is the relationship between consciousness and temporality?
Time, idealism, and emergence.
Temporality and the emergence of the mind and consciousness.
Emerging aspects of reality derived from time.

This list is not exhaustive. All topics related to the theme of the colloquium are welcome.

The meeting will have 5 Keynote Speakers:
- Chris Sinha, PhD (University of East Anglia | Norwich, United Kingdom )
- Christian Wüthrich, PhD (University of Geneva | Switzerland)
- David Yates, PhD (University of Lisbon | Portugal)
- Karem Crowther, PhD (University of Oslo |Norway)
- Vera da Silva Sinha, PhD (University of Oxford| United Kingdom)

Interested parties are invited to submit a 250-500 word abstract for a 20-minute presentation (followed by a 10-minute discussion).
The abstract should include five keywords and must be prepared for peer review (blind review).
Please attach a separate page that includes the following information: full name, institution, telephone number, and email.

​Proposals must include the following message in the 'subject' field: “First Inter. Coll. First Name Last Name – Title of Abstract.”

Please send proposals to the following email  address: emergenceandtime@gmail.com
Questions should be addressed to the above address.

After the colloquium, authors will be invited to submit a complete version of their work which will be peer reviewed and published in a special conference issue of the Axioma Studies Series.

Deadline for submission: June 30, 2023

Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2023


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