Saturday, February 1, 2003
170 & 182 Dennison Building
Speaker: Thomas Hofweber, Assistant Professor (U-M Philosophy)This talk will explore whether or not the present is philosophically special, if there is an important difference between past, present, and future, and how the semantics of tense in natural language might help with such questions. This is the first in a series of three lectures on time developed as part of the Rackham Summer Interdisciplinary Institute.*
*The first three Saturday Morning Physics talks in the Winter 2003 series were part of the Rackham Summer Interdisciplinary Institute's, Fourth Dimension. Two concerts, coupled with the lecture series, presented music reflecting on themes of time.
All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.
For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437