Philip Ball/ Vanessa Seifert/ Jessica Wilson
The biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky wrote that nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. Is there an even more general theory that can make sense of all the sciences? The various scientific disciplines each have their own methods, theories, and practices. This is the case even when different sciences try to explain the same phenomena. Can we translate between these distinct disciplines? What does this even mean? Might all of science be reduced to physics one day? Our panel discuss reduction, emergence, and the unity of the sciences.
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin
Co-sponsored by the ERC-funded MetaScience project
Recorded on 23 March 2021
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