Time is a fundamental concept that eludes rigorous definition and
description and proves elusive when studied by scientists. The more we
understand the realities of time, the more it becomes obscure and
unrealizable. Modern theories in physics and cosmology dramatically
alter our views of time, but instead of clarifying the classical views
of time, modern theories add complexity to the notion of time through
the questions and paradoxes arising from the introduction of concepts
such as time travel, negative time and curved time.
For philosophers, newer conceptions of time are challenging classical
notions of metaphysics (such as identity of objects over time and action
theory), epistemology (time-dependent truths and necessity) as well as
ethics (moral responsibility, motivation and consequentialist theories).
For modern researchers in theology, many of the traditional dogmas have
been revisited and their conventional interpretations have been altered.
The main objective of our conference is to review the development of the
concept and problem of time and time measurement in science, philosophy
and theology. The Conference will also explore the meaning of time in
other human activities, such as psychology, linguistics, business and
information technology. Supplementing the main talks, we will have
critical roundtable discussions of a variety of views. Key thinkers will
be invited to present their state of the art knowledge and pioneering
approaches to time. All full papers presented at the conference will be
peer reviewed and published in a leading peer-reviewed press or journal.
Peter Werner - Dean of the Faculty of Science
Prof. Dr.Prof. Jassim Ali Salem Al Shamsi - Dean of Faculty of
Prof. Dennis Leavens - Interim Dean of the Faculty of Humanities
and Social Sciences