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October 7th, 2014

The Limits of Science

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

October 7th, 2014

The Limits of Science

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Bryan Roberts/ Juliana Cardinale

Tuesday 7 October 2014, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre

Bryan Roberts, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

Chair: Juliana Cardinale, Associate Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

Science has become so good at understanding limits that, incredibly, we can even use science to grasp the limits of science itself. Many of these limits are famous, such as the speed of light, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, and Gödel’s incompleteness theorems. But there are many others that are not so famous. This public lecture discussed how such scientific limits constrain what we can know, in everything from astronomy, to particle physics, to our day-to-day activities.

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Forum for Philosophy is a non-profit organization promoting philosophy. We host events, produce podcasts, and publish an essay series to showcase the work of contemporary academic philosophers from all philosophical traditions, often in conversation with each other and with academics from other disciplines. In all of our activities, we promote thought-provoking discussion of science, art, and politics from a philosophical perspective.

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