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Lakatos Award Lectures and Ceremony
5 May 2016, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Lectures by the 2014 Lakatos Award winners, Gordon Belot and David Malament, followed by a public award ceremony.
Gordon Belot (Michigan): “Objectivity, Limited” Lecture Slides
Abstract: We normally hope that our methods of problem solving are objective, in the sense that if we follow through on them they can be expected to lead us closer and closer to the truth. What should we do (and what should we think) when we find ourselves facing problems for which there exist no objective methods?
David Malament (UC Irvine): “On the Concept of ‘Rotation’ in Relativity Theory” Lecture Slides
Abstract: I will discuss several criteria of rotation in the context of relativity theory and show that they all exhibit certain extremely counterintuitive features. None fully answers to our classical intuitions about rotation.