1 marzo 2017: Emily Thomas: John Locke: Newtonian Absolutist about Time?
Conferenza organizzata dal Centre for Philosophy of Time
Emily Thomas (Durham)
John Locke: Newtonian Absolutist about Time?
1 marzo 2017, ore 15:00-17:00
Sala Enzo Paci, Direzione del Dipartimento di Filosofia, Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano
La conferenza sarà tenuta in inglese.
La partecipazione all’incontro è fortemente consigliata consigliata agli allievi della Scuola di Dottorato in Filosofia e Scienze dell’Uomo.
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Organizzazione: Giuliano Torrengo and Samuele Iaquinto - Università degli Studi di Milano.
Project: LINEA 1B - UNIMI PER ERC (CUP: G45C16000000001)
John Locke’s metaphysics of time are relatively neglected but he discussed time throughout his career, from his unpublished 1670s writings to his 1690 Essay Concerning Human Understanding, and beyond. The vast majority of scholars who have written on Locke’s metaphysics of time argue that Locke’s views underwent an evolution: from relationism, the view that time and space are relations holding between bodies; to Newtonian absolutism, on which time and space are real, substance-like entities that are associated with God’s eternal duration and infinite immensity. Against this majority reading, I argue that Locke remained a relationist in the Essay, and throughout his subsequent career.