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Upcoming MAPS Talks

Here is a list of the dates and times for the final three MAPS talks of this semester. Note that the first two talks had to be scheduled for days other than Tuesday. And note that the second talk had … Continue reading

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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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Pre-Workshop Workshop

On Wednesday May 16, the day before the Rutgers-Columbia QFT Workshop, MAPS will host a pre-workshop workshop at the NYU philosophy department, in room 202 (5 Washington Place, New York, NY). See the schedule below for more details. =============================================================== J. … Continue reading

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Elise Crull: Questioning the Evidence for Cosmic Expansion

Elise Crull (CCNY) 4-6pm, Tuesday April 10, CUNY room 5307 (365 5th Ave, New York NY). Title: Questioning the Evidence for Cosmic Expansion. Abstract: expansion is a key feature of the standard cosmological model, yet evidence for it is not … Continue reading

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