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The Blind Spot: Experience, Science, and the Search for “Truth”


A workshop with philosophers, physicists, and cognitive scientists

Dartmouth College
What is “truth”? Can it be objectively defined? To what extent are scientific statements “true”? Is the truth in the physical sciences different than in pure mathematics? This workshop brings together an international group of philosophers, physicists, and cognitive neuroscientists to discuss the nature of truth in science and its relation to our experience of the world. If we cannot detach experience from our description of the world, to what extent is science objective? Does experience influence and limit our scientific narrative of Nature? Join us for what promises to be a fascinating discussion on the foundations of science and its relation to philosophy
The event is open to the public.

Day 1: Monday April 22, 2019: 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Day 2: Tuesday April 23, 2019: 9 am – 4 pm

Moderator:
Marcelo Gleiser, Dartmouth College

Speakers:

  • Michel Bitbol, CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Adam Frank, University of Rochester

  • Chris Fuchs, University of Massachusetts, Boston

  • Jenann Ismael, Columbia University

  • Peter Lewis, Dartmouth College

  • Michela Massimi, University of Edinburgh

  • Adina Roskies, Dartmouth College

  • Robert Sharf, University of California, Berkeley

  • Mark Sprevak, University of Edinburgh

  • Evan Thompson, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

  • Peter Tse, Dartmouth College

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