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November 2020

Chrysovalantis Stergiou (The American College of Greece): “On Empirical Underdetermination of Physical Theories in C*Algebraic Setting”

30 November, 2:00 pm3:30 pm
Online via Zoom + Google Map

This event will take place online via Zoom. Details for joining will be shared here at least a week in advance. Abstract: Empirical underdetermination of physical theories by observational data lies at the heart of the debate over scientific realism. Antirealists of different strands contend that if observation cannot determine the state of a physical system then to talk about a…

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December 2020

Neil Dewar (Munich): “On Absolute Units”

7 December, 2:00 pm3:30 pm
Online via Zoom + Google Map

This event will take place online via Zoom. Details for joining will be shared here at least a week in advance. Abstract: What is the best way to characterise the intrinsic structure of physical quantities? Field’s program shows one approach (that also delivers a nominalist treatment of such quantities); in this talk, I outline how group-theoretic methods can deliver a somewhat simpler,…

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