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    James Owen Weatherall (Irvine): “On Stuff: The Field Concept in Classical Physics”

James Owen Weatherall (Irvine): “On Stuff: The Field Concept in Classical Physics”

26 September 2016|

 
 
James Owen Weatherall (Irvine): “On Stuff: The Field Concept in Classical Physics”

Discussions of physical ontology often come down to two basic options. Either the basic physical entities are particles, or else they are fields. I will argue that, in fact, it is not at all clear what it would mean to say that the world consists of […]

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    Carlo Rovelli (Marseille): “Why Physics Needs Philosophy” (video)

Carlo Rovelli (Marseille): “Why Physics Needs Philosophy” (video)

17 July 2016|

 
 
Carlo Rovelli (Marseille): “Why Physics Needs Philosophy”

Once again, Physics is facing foundational questions: What is the nature of time? What is the nature of space? How did the Universe begin? What is the role of the mind in the description of reality? Can we understand Nature just in terms of elementary constituents?…

Questions of this sort cannot be […]

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    Carlo Rovelli (Marseille): “Why Physics Needs Philosophy” (podcast)

Carlo Rovelli (Marseille): “Why Physics Needs Philosophy” (podcast)

17 July 2016|

 

Carlo Rovelli (Marseille): “Why Physics Needs Philosophy”

Once again, Physics is facing foundational questions: What is the nature of time? What is the nature of space? How did the Universe begin? What is the role of the mind in the description of reality? Can we understand Nature just in terms of elementary constituents?…

Questions of this sort cannot be addressed without […]

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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 […]

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 […]