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|2021||Ph.D. in Philosophy (University of Geneva, Geneva)|
|2017||M.A. in Contemporary Philosophy (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)|
|2017||ENS-Diploma (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)|
|2015||M.A. in Philosophy and Comparative History (University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel)|
|2013||B.A. in Philosophy and History (University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel)|
'Symmetric and Asymmetric Theories of Time', in Synthese. Vol. 199, pp. 14403-14426.
'How is the Asymmetry between the Open Future and the Fixed Past to be characterized?', in Synthese. Vol. 198, n°3, pp. 1863-1886.
|2021||'The Machine Scenario: A Computational Perspective on Alternative Representations of Indeterminism', in Minds and Machines (with Matteo Pascucci). Vol. 31, n°1, pp. 59-74.|
|Time is an elusive phenomenon. However, some of its features are experienced quite vividly. For instance, it seems (i) that time passes uniformly and universally, (ii) that 'our present' extends throughout the whole universe, (iii) that the future is open whereas the past is fixed, and (iv) that material objects are extended in space but not in time. These features, which compose the manifest image of temporal reality, have been at the heart of many phenomenological and descriptive studies over the past decades. Yet, contemporary physics provides a radically different picture of time: (i') time passes more slowly in some places, more rapidly in others (or, more accurately, the geometry of spacetime is influenced by the distribution of matter), (ii') there is no unique present (since there is no objective relation of absolute simultaneity), (iii') no asymmetry between the future and the past is to be found within the fundamental features of reality, (iv') material objects do not extend only spatially but also temporally. There is thus a gap between time as we find it in ordinary experience and time as physics describes it. My project aims to bridge this gap – that is, to reconcile the time of human experience with that of physics. To this end, the overall strategy is to explore the potential of 'hybrid theories' – such as the 'growing block theory' of time and the 'stage theory' of persistence – which combine phenomenological with physical aspects.|