When presented with two equally good theories, scientists often prefer the more beautiful. Does this mean that more beautiful theories are also more likely to be true? That, as Keats wrote, beauty is truth, and truth beauty? Does this tell us anything about the nature of reality? And what does this mean for science and art and how they inform one another? We discuss the nature of beauty and reflect on the symbiotic relationship between art and science.
Adrian Holme (@AdrianHolme) is an artist and Lecturer, Central Saint Martins and Camberwell.
Milena Ivanova (@milena_ivanova_) is Teaching Associate in Philosophy, University of Cambridge.
Jonathan Birch (@BirchLSE) is Fellow, Forum for Philosophy and Associate Professor of Philosophy, LSE.
The Forum for Philosophy (@forumphilosophy) is a non-profit organization that hosts weekly events exploring science, politics, and the arts from a philosophical perspective.
Co-sponsored by the British Society for the Philosophy of Science (@TheBJPS)
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