"Spacetime Functionalism" Dees Memorial Lecture


Thursday, September 27, 2018


6:00 pm


RH 200

"Spacetime Functionalism"
A Lecture in Honor of Marco Dees, adjunct professor of Philosophy

6:00 - 7:30 pm

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.

Professor Zimmerman will be explaining and providing commentary on Professor Dees' paper entitled, "Spacetime Functionalism," which is also the name of the view that the spatiotemporal structure of the world is grounded in its causal structure. Dees argues that spacetime functionalism is preferable to spacetime primitivism because it dispenses with redundant structure, allows for a minimal supervenience base, and avoids unexplained necessary connections.

Sponsored by the Philosophy Department and Dean of Faculty Office.

Angela Smith

Philosophy Department