What is Spacetime? “Primitivists” argue that it is a basic feature of the universe, and that it cannot be explained in other terms. In his paper, Spacetime Functionalism, Marco Dees argued against that view, and argued instead that spacetime is itself grounded in something more basic, the causal structure of the universe. In this lecture, Professor Dees’s doctoral supervisor, Professor Dean Zimmerman, will explain and comment on Professor Dees’s view.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:00pm - Rockefeller Hall, Room 200
Professor Dean Zimmerman is a Professor of Philosophy and the Director of Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion at Rutgers University, where he specializes in metaphysics and philosophy of religion.