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    James Weatherall (UC Irvine): “Some Philosophical Prehistory of the Earman-Norton Hole Argument”

James Weatherall (UC Irvine): “Some Philosophical Prehistory of the Earman-Norton Hole Argument”

15 July 2016|

 

James Weatherall (UC Irvine): “Some Philosophical Prehistory of the Earman-Norton Hole Argument”

James Weatherall is Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine.

Recorded at The Hole Shebang workshop, LSE, 15 July 2016.

The Hole Shebang brought together philosophers and physicists to discuss a recent debate surrounding interpretations of the Hole Argument.

This was a “satellite” […]

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    Bryan W. Roberts (LSE): “Some curious examples of mathematical representation”

Bryan W. Roberts (LSE): “Some curious examples of mathematical representation”

15 July 2016|

 

Bryan W. Roberts (LSE): “Some curious examples of mathematical representation”

Recorded at The Hole Shebang workshop, LSE, 15 July 2016.

The Hole Shebang brought together philosophers and physicists to discuss a recent debate surrounding interpretations of the Hole Argument.

This was a “satellite” workshop held the day before Foundations 2016, the 18th UK/EU conference on foundations of physics. Both of […]

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    Samuel C. Fletcher (Minnesota & MCMP): “Elvis has left the building”

Samuel C. Fletcher (Minnesota & MCMP): “Elvis has left the building”

15 July 2016|

 

Samuel C. Fletcher (Minnesota & MCMP): “Elvis has left the building”

Recorded at The Hole Shebang workshop, LSE, 15 July 2016.

The Hole Shebang brought together philosophers and physicists to discuss a recent debate surrounding interpretations of the Hole Argument.

This was a “satellite” workshop held the day before Foundations 2016, the 18th UK/EU conference on foundations of physics. Both […]

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    Oliver Pooley (Oxford): “Why we don’t need any more talks on the hole argument”

Oliver Pooley (Oxford): “Why we don’t need any more talks on the hole argument”

15 July 2016|

 

Oliver Pooley (Oxford): “Why we don’t need any more talks on the hole argument”

Recorded at The Hole Shebang workshop, LSE, 15 July 2016.

The Hole Shebang brought together philosophers and physicists to discuss a recent debate surrounding interpretations of the Hole Argument.

This was a “satellite” workshop held the day before Foundations 2016, the 18th UK/EU conference on foundations […]

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    James Ladyman (Bristol): “The Hole Argument and Homotopy Type Theory”

James Ladyman (Bristol): “The Hole Argument and Homotopy Type Theory”

15 July 2016|

 

James Ladyman (Bristol): “The Hole Argument and Homotopy Type Theory”

Recorded at The Hole Shebang workshop, LSE, 15 July 2016.

The Hole Shebang brought together philosophers and physicists to discuss a recent debate surrounding interpretations of the Hole Argument.

This was a “satellite” workshop held the day before Foundations 2016, the 18th UK/EU conference on foundations of physics. Both of […]

Evolution and Moral Progress (the Forum)

24 March 2016|

 

Evolution and Moral Progress (the Forum)

It now seems hard to deny that at least some of our moral beliefs have been shaped by natural selection. What does this mean for the objectivity of ethics and the possibility of moral progress? Does evolution mean that morality is an illusion? Are we locked into ‘tribal’ ways of thinking, or is […]

Darwinism and the Social Sciences (the Forum)

29 February 2016|

 

Darwinism and the Social Sciences (the Forum)

A growing number of researchers are applying Darwinian ideas to explain aspects of human society, but this work has long been controversial. Is a Darwinian theory of culture possible? If so, what should such a theory look like? In what ways should it differ from a theory of biological evolution? Does the […]

Jeremy Taylor: “Your Body By Darwin”

19 January 2016|

Jeremy Taylor: “Your Body By Darwin”

An evolutionary understanding of our bodies throws new light on why we get ill and how to cure disease. Jeremy Taylor reveals compelling insights from the rapidly developing field of Darwinian medicine.

Jeremy Taylor has enjoyed a long career in BBC public broadcasting, specialising in science. Now a science writer, this lecture is […]

How (Not) to Make Everyone Better Off (the Forum)

23 November 2015|

 

How (Not) to Make Everyone Better Off (the Forum)

Policymakers often aim for so-called ‘Pareto improvements’—changes that make at least one person better off and no one worse off. This may sound innocuous, but is it always a sensible idea? Philosopher Anna Mahtani argues that there is more to the notion of a Pareto improvement than meets the eye.

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    London under Attack: The Moral Complexities of WWII Bombings (the Forum)

London under Attack: The Moral Complexities of WWII Bombings (the Forum)

21 October 2015|

 

London under Attack: The Moral Complexities of WWII Bombings (the Forum)

In June 1944, London was targeted by German terror bombing. The British War Cabinet faced an ethical dilemma: Should they attempt to use double agents to redirect the raids away from Central London and towards less populated areas? Or should they let events take their course? Ethicist Susanne […]