Digital Kick Off
9 October 2020
|10.00||Welcome Greetings and Opening Remarks|
|10.45||Sophie Allen, Rani Lill Anjum, Dirk Franken, Beate Krickel, Anne Sophie Meincke, John Pemberton, Antje Rumberg, Helen Steward, Barbara Vetter: Elevator-Pitches|
|14.30||Keynote I & Discussion: Anna Marmodoro (Durham): Powers in Time|
|16.15||Keynote II & Discussion: Johanna Seibt (Aarhus): Types of Dynamic Continuity in General Process Theory|
|17.45||Feedback & Outlook|
|18.00||Clinking glasses & Conversations|
all times = CET
Anna Marmodoro (Durham)
Johanna Seibt (Aarhus)
Anna Marmodoro: Powers in Time
In the paper I will present, Andrea Roselli and I engage with an ongoing debate on the issue of whether admitting powers into the ontology commits us to a certain conception of time; or, put differently, that given a certain conception of time one cannot also admit powers in one’s ontology. We argue that we are not in such predicament, and that one can even hold a dynamic view of powers and an eternalist conception of time.
Johanna Seibt: Types of Dynamic Continuity in General Process Theory
GPT is a mono-categorial process ontology, with non-transitive part-relation as the basic relationship among the basic entity called »general process«. General processes are concrete, yet indeterminate (general), dynamic individuals. While according to the GPT the world is a field of interconnected processes, it is possible to define different types of dynamic continuity within this field of goings-on. Some of these types of dynamic continuity engender transtemporal sameness, others engender transtemporal difference (change), with different forms of ›additivity‹ or »aggregativity« (Wimsatt) patterns resulting in ›constructive‹ and ›destructive‹ alterations. I discuss whether the current taxonomical framework of GPT can present at least criteria (necessary conditions) for at least some of those types of dynamic continuity that figure in biological »mechanisms«.