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Dustin Lazarovici: Typicality of Worlds and the Metaphysics of Laws

Dustin Lazarovici (UNIL) 4:30-6:30pm Tuesday March 5, NYU 60 Fifth Avenue, room 110. Title: Typicality of Worlds and the Metaphysics of Laws. Abstract: What are laws of nature? The predominant view in contemporary philosophy of science is the Humean `best … Continue reading

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Massimo Pigliucci: The variety of scientism and the limits of science

Massimo Pigliucci (CUNY) 4:30-6:30pm Tuesday February 26, NYU 60 Fifth Avenue, room 110. Title: The variety of scientism and the limits of science Abstract: Science is by far the most powerful approach to the investigation of the natural world ever … Continue reading

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Mario Hubert: When Fields Are Not Degrees of Freedom

Mario Hubert. 4:30-6:30pm Wednesday Nov 28; CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Ave, NYC), room 5307. Title: When Fields Are Not Degrees of Freedom (joint work with Vera Hartenstein). Abstract: We show that in the Maxwell–Lorentz theory of classical electrodynamics most … Continue reading

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Hanoch Ben-Yami: The Structure of Space and Time, and Physical Indeterminacy

Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU) 4:30-6:30pm Tuesday Nov 20; 3rd floor seminar room, 5 Washington Place (NYU) Title. The Structure of Space and Time, and Physical Indeterminacy. Abstract. I introduce a sequence which I call indefinite: a sequence every element of which … Continue reading

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Alison Fernandes: Three Accounts of Laws and Time

Alison Fernandes (Trinity) 4-6pm Wednesday Oct 24; room 125, 7 E 12th Street (NYU) Title: Three Accounts of Laws and Time. Abstract: Loewer distinguishes two approaches to laws and time: Humean accounts, which deny primitive modality and explain temporal asymmetries … Continue reading

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CANCELLATION- Massimo Pigliucci: the variety of scientism and the limits of science

Due to illness, this talk has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date. Massimo Pigliucci (CUNY) 4:30-6:30pm Tuesday Oct 16; 5703 CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Ave.). Title: The variety of scientism and the limits of science … Continue reading

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Daniel Sudarsky: a philosophical mantle on the primordial tensor modes in inflation

Daniel Sudarsky (UNAM) 4:30-6:30pm Tuesday Sept 25; 3rd floor seminar room, NYU philosophy department (5 Washington Place). Title: A philosophical mantle on the primordial tensor modes in inflation. Abstract: Inflationary cosmology’s account for the emergence of the seeds of structure … Continue reading

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