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A Theory of Everything? (Forum for Philosophy)

23 March, 6:00 pm7:15 pm

 

The biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky wrote that nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. Is there an even more general theory that can make sense of all the sciences? The various scientific disciplines each have their own methods, theories, and practices. This is the case even when different sciences try to explain the same phenomena. Can we translate between these distinct disciplines? What does this even mean? Might all of science be reduced to physics one day? Our panel discuss reduction, emergence, and the unity of the sciences.

 

Speakers
Philip Ball, Science Writer and Editor, Nature
Vanessa Seifert, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bristol
Jessica Wilson, Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto

Chair
Clare Moriarty, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

 

This online event is free and open to all. Participation via Zoom will require registration (not yet available), but the discussion can also be viewed on Facebook Live.

 

Details

Date:
23 March
Time:
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.philosophy-forum.org/

Venue

Online via Zoom

Organiser

Forum for Philosophy
Website:
https://www.philosophy-forum.org