Announcing ‘Time and Mind,’ a FREE online conference!
Reading | Physics and Psychology
Prof. Bernard Carr, PhD | 2023-11-12
Reserve the dates November 30th and December 1st, 2023, on your calendars, for our online conference is happening again! And it is unmissable. This year the theme is Time and Mind. The event will be guest-hosted by Prof. Bernard Carr, PhD, Professor Emeritus of mathematics and astronomy at Queen Mary University of London. Luminaries such as Lee Smolin, Paul Davies, George Ellis and many others will be giving live, free-to-watch talks on the edges of science, where physics and psychology come together. CLICK HERE to watch the conference live!
The role of time in mainstream physics—as it arises in Newtonian theory, relativity theory, quantum theory and the 2nd law of thermodynamics—is relatively well understood. However, there is a profound mystery concerning the passage of time associated with consciousness. Many physicists maintain that this passage is purely a feature of mind, going beyond physics itself, while others argue that it points to some new physical paradigm, perhaps associated with the marriage of relativity theory and quantum theory. Certainly, the status of time in any final theory of physics remains unclear.
The possibility that physics may eventually accommodate and elucidate the nature of consciousness and associated mental experience suggests the need to address issues that are currently viewed as being on the borders of physics and philosophy. It also impinges on developments in neurophysics, cognitive science and psychology. So this is an interdisciplinary problem and this conference brings together experts in all the relevant fields. There are contributions from the physicists Bernard Carr, Paul Davies, George Ellis and Lee Smolin, the philosophers Jimena Canales and Jonathan Schooler, the neurophysicist Alex Gomez-Marin, the cognitive neuroscientist Julia Mossbridge, and the psychologist Marc Wittmann.
Although the conference is organized by Essentia Foundation—which is associated with the philosophical tradition of Idealism—it shall cover a wide range of approaches. Our vision is to cover topics that are relevant to Idealism, but not to exclude alternative views from the conference.
CLICK HERE to watch the conference live and for free, without registration!
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