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Philosophy Speakers: Rethinking Time and Determinism

Date & Time:
March 22, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SS 1253
Jenann Ismael, Columbia University

About the Talk:

I discuss the openness of the future in a relativistic setting in which there are deterministic laws. I argue against many kinds of common wisdom.

About the Speaker: 

Dr. Ismael joined the philosophy faculty at Columbia University in 2018. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University, and was a Mellon Fellow at Stanford. Both of her parents are professors at the University of Calgary.

She has held a number of prestigious fellowships, including an NEH fellowship at the National Humanities Center, a Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellowship from the Australian Research Council, and fellowships from the Templeton Foundation and CASBS (Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Science at Stanford).

Most of her work falls into two classes: the first class circumscribes central concerns of the philosophy of physics; the second includes mind, cognition, phenomenology, and the nature of perspective.


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