Katherine E. Fazekas

Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut

10 South Prospect Street, Hartford, CT 06106

Email: kathy.fazekas@gmail.com

Website: kathyfazekas.com



Education

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Connecticut, June, 2015

M.A. in Philosophy, University of Connecticut, May, 2011

B.A. in Philosophy, Bryn Mawr College, cum laude, May, 2007

Visiting Scholar, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, June, 2013

Visiting Scholar, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, January- June, 2006


Area of specialization: Metaphysics


Areas of competence: Ethics (Applied and Normative), History of Western Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mind


Publications

(2016), “Special Relativity, Multiple B-series, and the Passage of Time,” American Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 53, no. 3.

(2014-2015), “A Defense of a B-theoretic View of the Passage of Time,” Chronos: Proceedings of the Philosophy of Time Society, vol. 16.


Work in Progress (names of unpublished manuscripts changed; drafts available upon request)

How the experience of the passage of time is compatible with the B-theory

Is there justification for choosing sides in the A-theory/B-theory debate?

Does every view of time contain passage?


Teaching Experience

Instructor, University of Connecticut, Summer 2011-Spring 2015; Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2017-

Philosophy 1104: Philosophy and Social Ethics (18 times)

Philosophy 1106: Non-Western and Comparative Philosophy (5 times)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Willamette University, Fall 2015-Spring 2016 and Spring 2017

Philosophy 110: Problems in Philosophy (4 times)

Philosophy 252: Metaphysics—Survey (1 time)

Philosophy 252: Metaphysics—Special Focus on Philosophy of Time (1 time)

Philosophy 388: Special Topics—Identity, Time, and Death (1 time)

Philosophy 498W: Philosophy Capstone (Senior Thesis)

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Portland, Fall 2016

Philosophy 220: Ethics (2 times)


Teaching Assistant, University of Connecticut, Fall 2009-Spring 2011

Philosophy 1101: Problems of Philosophy, for Paul Bloomfield (4 sections)

Philosophy 1107: Philosophy and Gender, for Serena Parekh (4 sections)

Philosophy 1104: Philosophy and Social Ethics, for Paul Bloomfield (9 sections, including one online course)


Awards

Research Travel Fellowship, University of Connecticut Philosophy Department, 2013

Jerome A. Shaffer Fellowship, University of Connecticut Philosophy Department, 2013

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Connecticut Graduate School, 2013

Graduate Student Stipend, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 2014

Graduate Student Stipend, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, 2014

Provost’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence, University of Connecticut, Spring 2015

Travel Award, International Association for the Philosophy of Time, 2016

Provost’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence, University of Connecticut, Fall 2017


Presentations

The Experience of the Passage of Time,” 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy, Storrs, CT, May 18-20, 2018


The Experience of the Passage of Time,” International Association for the Philosophy of Time, Third Annual Meeting, Winston-Salem, NC, June 9, 2016


The Experience of the Passage of Time,” Texas Christian University, January 27, 2016


The Nature of the Passage of Time is up for Debate: Challenging the Assumption that the Passage of Time Necessarily Involves a Transient Absolute Now,” Philosophy of Time Society, American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, St. Louis, MO, February 19, 2015


The Experience of the Passage of Time,” American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, December 28, 2014


Multiple B-series and the Passage of Time,” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 19, 2014


Multiple B-series and the Passage of Time,” Duquesne University Graduate Conference on The Philosophy of Time, Pittsburgh, PA, February 22, 2014


Death, Disappearance, and the Philosophy of Time,” CUNY Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Disappearance: Spatial and Temporal Horizons, New York, NY, November 7, 2013


Special Relativity and Multiple B-series,” Philosophy of Time Society, American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 21, 2013


Commentaries

Commentary on Gerardo Viera’s “Duration experiences and their temporal structure,” Philosophy of Time Society, Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, December 29, 2014

Commentary on Simon Prosser’s “Experiencing Rates and Durations,” Gargnano Philosophy of Time Conference, Gargnano, Italy, May 12, 2014

Commentary on Dimitria Gatzia’s and Berit Brogaard’s “Time and Time Perception,” Gargnano Philosophy of Time Conference, Gargnano, Italy, May 12, 2014

Commentary on Anthony Adrian’s “Of Time’s Dependence on Change,” Philosophy of Time Society, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, Baltimore, MD, December 30, 2013

Commentary on Matt Leonard’s “Mirror Realism,” Yale/UConn Graduate Conference, New Haven, CT, April 28, 2012


Professional Service

President, University of Connecticut’s Society for Women in Philosophy, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

President, University of Connecticut’s Philosophy Graduate Student Association, 2012-2013

Referee, American Philosophical Quarterly

Referee, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science

Referee, The Southern Journal of Philosophy

Referee, UConn Graduate Conference, 2014

Referee, The Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology Conference, 2013

Referee, Yale/UConn Graduate Conference, 2012 and 2013

Memberships

Philosophy of Time Society, 2012-present

American Philosophical Association, 2012-present

Centre for Philosophy of Time, 2014-present

Dissertation

The Nature of the Passage of Time: A Defense of a Revisionist B-theoretic View of Passage

Committee: Crawford L. Elder (major advisor), University of Connecticut

Donald L. M. Baxter, University of Connecticut

Joshua Mozersky, Queens University

My dissertation aims to correct two common misconceptions in the philosophy of time: that the passage of time is incompatible with the B-theory and that temporal experience favors the A-theory. I defend a revisionist B-theoretic view of the passage of time wherein I argue that passage is the successive occurrence of equally existing events and that only time-like related events (those events that are temporally ordered within light cones) really occur successively. I also argue that successive experiences of the specious present give rise to the experience of the passage of time.


References


Crawford L. Elder

Department of Philosophy

University of Connecticut

202 Manchester Hall

Storrs, CT 06269-1054

mounthope@charter.net

860-429-4111


Donald L. M. Baxter

Department of Philosophy

University of Connecticut

201 Manchester Hall

Storrs, CT 06269-1054

donald.baxter@uconn.edu

860-486-4419


Joshua Mozersky

Department of Philosophy
John Watson Hall, Queen's University, 
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6

mozersky@queensu.ca

613-533-6000 ext. 77044 


Susan Schneider

Department of Philosophy

University of Connecticut

231 Manchester Hall

Storrs, CT 06269-1054

susan.schneider@uconn.edu


Anthony Coleman (Teaching Reference)

Department of Philosophy

Willamette University

304 Eaton Hall, 900 State Street

Salem, OR 97301

colemana@willamette.edu

503-370-6429


Ivan Welty (Teaching Reference)

Department of Philosophy

Willamette University

301 Eaton Hall, 900 State Street

Salem, OR 97301

iwelty@willamette.edu

503-370-6401


Sally Markowitz

Department of Philosophy

Willamette University

303 Eaton Hall, 900 State Street

Salem, OR 97301

smarkowi@willamette.edu

503-370-6428