philosophy

The Philosophy Society presents a summary and open discussion of “Philosophy of Mind” on Friday, Feb. 28, at noon in WH4NW. After a summary by Danielle (~30min), there will be time for discussion. Those who prepare a slide or two will get priority to speak after Danielle. Everyone is welcome. Please bring your lunch.

The laws of nature are discovered as specific mathematical structures. Why these structures and not other? Why are they mathematically beautiful? The talk reviews an original approach to these questions by the eponymous award-winning article; recently, it was published by Springer, together with all the winners of the 2015 contest of the Foundational Questions Institute. Everybody is welcome. Feel free to come with your lunch. https://fermisocietyofphilosophy.wordpress.com/ .

Fermi Society of Philosophy, Al Brunsting: Design or Accident? Thursday Feb 11, 12:00 Req Room (WH4NW) At his 2nd talk, based on his book, Al Brunsting will respond on some criticism expressed in his address two weeks ago. After that, he will continue his thoughts, pro and contra, on a designer on the basis of rational arguments. Everybody is welcome. Feel free to come with your lunch.

Next meeting of the Fermi Society of Philosophy will be Thu, Jan 14, 12:00, at Req. Room (WH4NW). We’ll have an open discussion of the last two talks: 1. “Experiment in physics. Early views”; 2. “Atheism of Richard Feynman”. Slides of both talks are at our site https://fermisocietyofphilosophy.wordpress.com/ . Think about your questions, comments, objections and compliments 🙂 . Everybody is welcome. Feel free to come with your lunch. Ask Alexey burov@fnal.gov if any questions.