Kathy Fazekas Englehardt
I specialize in metaphysics, especially philosophy of time and related areas of philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. My work so far focuses on the nature of the passage of time, on temporal experience, and on how scientific theories might inform metaphysical theories on time. Throughout my research, I defend a B-theoretic view of the passage of time, according to which it is possible for all times to equally exist and yet for time to pass in a meaningful sense.
Recent publications include a book review of Sam Baron and Kristie Miller's An Introduction to the Philosophy of Time (2021, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 99 (1): 202-205), "The Experience of the Passage of Time" (2019, The Philosophical Forum, 50 (2): 163-189), and "Special Relativity, Multiple B-series, and the Passage of Time" (2016, American Philosophical Quarterly, 53 (3): 215-229). At the University of Connecticut, I wrote my dissertation, The Nature of the Passage of Time: A Defense of a Revisionist B-theoretic View of Passage, under the supervision of Crawford Elder, Donald Baxter, and Joshua Mozersky.
I am currently working on two projects, one on the concept of time and its function in our conceptual scheme and one on skepticism in the A-theory/B-theory debate.