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2020 Feb 22

Workshop on the Philosophy of Emilié du Châtelet

8:30am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Robbins Library, Emerson Hall 211

9:30 – 10:00: Coffee and Welcome

10:00 – 11:30: Ruth Hagengruber (author) and Katherine Brading (commentator)

11:45 – 12:15: Clara Carus (author) and Andrew Janiak (commentator)

12:15 – 1:15: Catered lunch in the Philosopher’s Lounge*

1:30 – 3:00: Marius Stan (author) and Alison Peterman (commentator)

3:15-4:45: Anne-Lise Rey (author) and Colin Chamberlain (commentator)

* Third Floor Emerson Hall. All are welcome to attend the catered lunch, but please let us know if you are coming by February 7 so that we can order enough...

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2020 Jan 31

A Night of Philosophy and Ideas

6:00pm to 11:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Harvard University

nightofphilosophyandideas.info

Originally from France, a night of philosophy and ideas is a marathon of philosophical debate, performances, readings, and music happening overnight.

Boston’s first Night of Philosophy & Ideas at Harvard University will bring together academics from various disciplines, as well as artists, activists, and public intellectuals to address a variety of timely questions around this year’s...

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2019 Nov 20

Harvard Logic Colloquium: George E. Smith (Tufts U.), Theory-Mediated Measurement of Interlinked Constants Evidence of a Different Kind?

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Logic Center, Room 420, 2 Arrow Street

Harvard Logic Colloquium: George E. Smith (Tufts U.), Theory-Mediated Measurement of Interlinked Constants Evidence of a Different Kind?

In his landmark paper of 1900 in which he derived his law of blackbody radiation from Boltzmann’s theory of entropy, Planck
invoked as evidence inferred values for a series of theoretically interlinked microphysical constants none of which had been
measured with precision before. In doing so he initiated a kind of evidence that had never been successfully deployed before,
yet quickly came to be central to modern microphysics. The...

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