Kathy Fazekas Englehardt


I specialize in metaphysics, especially philosophy of time and related areas of philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. Central themes in my research are: the nature of the passage of time, temporal experience, the concept of time, and how scientific theories might inform metaphysical theories of 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. I am currently working on projects about the emergence and fundamentality of time, the functional role of the concept of time, and the relationship between time, change, and causation.

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 (Queens University).