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Event Name:
Philosophers and Einstein's Relativity

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The conference will explore how different philosophers and philosophical schools of the twentieth century responded to the Einsteinian revolution

Event Date:
5/26/2021 - 5/28/2021

Event Time:
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM CET


The conference will be hosted on Microsoft Teams: ld5q7bg or
15.30 – 16.00 Ruth Castillo Ochoa (Universidad de Alicante): Einstein and phenomenology: Husserl and Neelamkavil perspectives to the matter-field notions based on extension-change
16.00 – 17.00 Chiara Russo Krauss (Università Federico II di Napoli): Between Mach and Einstein. Petzoldt’s reading of the theory of relativity.
17.00 – 18.00 Paolo Pecere (Università degli Studi Roma Tre): The End of Matter? On the early reception of Relativity
18.00 – 19.00 Klaus Hentschel (Universität Stuttgart): (Mis-) Interpretations of the Theory of Relativity –Considerations of how they arise and how to analyze them

15.30 – 16.00 Jorge Manero (Czech Academy of Sciences): Illustrating Cassirer philosophy with a wider relativistic structure
16.00 – 17.00 Luigi Laino (Università Federico II di Napoli): Natorp, Cassirer and the influence of Relativity on Neokantian philosophy
17.00 – 18.00 Francesca Biagioli (Università di Torino): Cassirer and Klein on the geometrical foundations of relativistic physics
18.00 – 19.00 Marco Giovannelli (Università di Torino): Unification vs. geometrization. Einstein and Reichenbach on relativity and the unified field theory program

15.30 – 16.00 Mayra Moreira da Costa (Universidade de São Paulo): The problem of the relativity of simultaneity and the causal solution
16.00 – 17.00 Matthias Neuber (Universität Tübingen): Einstein's relativity from the viewpoint of R. W. Sellars's "The Philosophy of Physical Realism
17.00 – 18.00 Dennis Lehmkuhl (Universität Bonn): Einstein’s forgotten interpretation of general relativity: on the unification of gravity and inertia and the abolishment of spacetime
18.00 – 19.00 Don Howard (University of Notre Dame - IN): The impact of general relativity on the philosophy of science

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