Fletcher to speak at four European universities in November
- September 24, 2013
- Tour includes Cambridge, Oxford, and London School of Economics
LPS graduate student Sam Fletcher will speak at four European universities this fall,
on topics related to his dissertation. Three of the talks concern "reduction," which
is a relationship that may hold between different physical theories--including our
current theories and previous theories that they have replaced. Reduction relations
between theories help us understand why old theories, which we no longer accept, could
be successful for a long time, as, say, Newtonian physics was (and continues to be).
These talks will be hosted by Cambridge University, Oxford University, and the London
School of Economics. The fourth talk, which will be take place as part of a conference
called "The IV Madrid Workshop on New Trends in the Philosophy of Science," hosted
by UNED Madrid, will address how to interpret strange features of physical theories
given that our measurements are not perfectly precise.
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