PROTEUS Seminar Series 2022/2023
This year our seminar series will be held online. You are more than welcome to join our sessions via Zoom. To register for each or all sessions, please send an […]
Dr Silvia De Bianchi
University of Milan
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Start date: 1 September 2018
End date: 29 February 2024
The project is based on two hypotheses:
1) The history of philosophy reveals a guideline that can be traced back to Plato and that characterizes physical and metaphysical approaches to the question of the beginning of the universe in terms of a tension between fundamentality and non-fundamentality of time;
2) There is a conceptual problematic assumption in Western culture and it consists in shaping the problem of the origin of the world as a problem of thinking about the very same conditions of possibility of the origin of a process that is not in time.
The project spells out the conceptual roots of current representations of time in quantum gravity and quantum cosmology and highlights the conceptual break that they provide with respect to philosophical concepts of time portrayed in previous systems.
Proteus explores in detail the notions of time and the paradoxes emerging in the philosophy and cosmology of Plato and Kant and identifies the fundamental characters of emergent time in current quantum gravity theories.
In identifying these fundamental features, Proteus produces conceptual innovation in metaphysics in such a way that philosophical investigation is complementary to the development of current theories.
6 March 2023 5pm
Jenann Ismael (Johns Hopkins University)
On line seminar - to register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 758145)