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The Nature of Beauty (Forum for Philosophy)

9 November, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

 

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.

 

Speakers
Adrian Holme
Artist & Lecturer, Central Saint Martins and Camberwell
Milena Ivanova
Teaching Associate in Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Chair
Jonathan Birch
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Associate Professor of Philosophy, LSE

 

Co-sponsored by the British Society for the Philosophy of Science

 

This online event is free and open to all. Participation via Zoom will require registration here, but it will also be streamed via the Forum’s Facebook page.

 

Details

Date:
9 November
Time:
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/autumn-events/the-nature-of-beauty/

Venue

Online via Zoom

Organiser

Forum for Philosophy
Website:
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/