Philosophy of Physics Research Seminars MT 2020

Convened by James Read
The following seminars will take place at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays online, with the exception of Nov 5 and Nov 19, when it will be held at 11.00 a.m. Note that a BBLOC seminar (Birmingham, Bristol, London, Oxford, Cambridge) will take place at 4.30 p.m. on Nov.19.

Those on the philosophy of physics mailing list will receive an invitation to join the meeting; others should contact the convenor directly.

Abstracts are posted weekly.

Week 1 (15th Oct): Kian Salimkhani (Philosophy, University of Cologne)
The dynamical approach to spin-2 gravity

Week 2 (22nd Oct): Jeremy Steeger (Philosophy, Washington).
One world is (probably) just as good as many

Week 3 (29th Oct): Porter Williams (Philosophy, University of Southern California)
Identifying Causal Directions in Quantum Theories via Entanglement

Week 4 (5 Nov 11.00 am): Sarita Rosenstock (Philosophy, Australian National University)
A category theoretic framework for physical representation

Week 5 (12th Nov):Trevor Teitel (Philosophy, University of Toronto)
How to be a spacetime substantivalist

Week 6 (19th Nov 11.00 am): Nicolas Menicucci (Philosophy, RMIT University)
Sonic relativity and the sound postulate

Week 6 (19th Nov 4.30): BBLOC Seminar: please contact Alex Franklin for details: Emily Adlam
Spooky action at a temporal distance

Week 7 (26th Nov):Martin Lipman (Philosophy, Leiden University)
Realism about relative facts and special relativity

Week 8 (3rd Dec): Baptiste Le Bihan (Philosophy, University of Geneva)
What Does the World Look Like According to Superdeterminism?