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    Ruth Byrne (University of Dublin): “Counterfactual Thought”

Ruth Byrne (University of Dublin): “Counterfactual Thought”

28 October 2016|

 
 

Ruth Byrne (University of Dublin): “Counterfactual Thought”

This talk was recorded at the LSE Workshop on Scientific Imagination and Epistemic Representations, 28 October 2016.

This one-day workshop was co-sponsored by the LSE’s Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, The British Society for the Philosophy of Science and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the […]

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    Catharine Abell (University of Manchester): “Epistemic Problems with Eliciting Imaginings”

Catharine Abell (University of Manchester): “Epistemic Problems with Eliciting Imaginings”

28 October 2016|

 
 
Catharine Abell (University of Manchester): “Epistemic Problems with Eliciting Imaginings”

This talk was recorded at the LSE Workshop on Scientific Imagination and Epistemic Representations, 28 October 2016.

This one-day workshop was co-sponsored by the LSE’s Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, The British Society for the Philosophy of Science and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and […]

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    Fiora Salis (LSE): “Capturing the Scientific Imagination”

Fiora Salis (LSE): “Capturing the Scientific Imagination”

28 October 2016|

 
 

Fiora Salis (LSE): “Capturing the Scientific Imagination”

This talk was recorded at the LSE Workshop on Scientific Imagination and Epistemic Representations, 28 October 2016.

This one-day workshop was co-sponsored by the LSE’s Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, The British Society for the Philosophy of Science and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under […]

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    Timothy Williamson (University of Oxford): “Counterfactuals and Thought experiments”

Timothy Williamson (University of Oxford): “Counterfactuals and Thought experiments”

28 October 2016|

 
 
Timothy Williamson (University of Oxford): “Counterfactuals and Thought experiments”

This talk was recorded at the LSE Workshop on Scientific Imagination and Epistemic Representations, 28 October 2016.

This one-day workshop was co-sponsored by the LSE’s Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, The British Society for the Philosophy of Science and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation […]

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    Sir Paul Nurse: “How Philosophy Drives Discovery: A scientist’s view of Popper”

Sir Paul Nurse: “How Philosophy Drives Discovery: A scientist’s view of Popper”

28 September 2016|

 

Sir Paul Nurse: “How Philosophy Drives Discovery: A scientist’s view of Popper”

In this talk, the 8th Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture, Sir Paul Nurse discusses how the philosophical works of Karl Popper have informed the practice of his own scientific research activities, indicating where it has helped and where it has required modifications.

Sir Paul is an English geneticist, Former […]

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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 […]