Workshop on Mark Wilson's PHYSICS AVOIDANCE

November 9, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:45pm

Workshop on Mark Wilson's Physics Avoidance

Wilson's new collection of essays represents his mature thoughts on such philosophical issues as conceptual change, the use of models, and the role of scales in scientific contexts. It presents a view of science that is in stark contrast to certain very deeply entrenched views in the philosophical literature. Wilson discusses how applied mathematics can be used to solve deep problems that present themselves in context where straightforward representational and computational strategies become unfeasible. There are interesting consequences for our understanding of metaphysical notions of possibility and necessity.

This workshop will feature scholars in an author meets critics format capped off by a panel discussion.

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Location and Address

Center for Philosophy of Science

1008 Cathedral of Learning

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA USA