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Oct 2, 2017

Our Next Visiting Speaker October 6 - Dr. Peter Achinstein

Dr. Peter Achinstein, Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, will be giving a talk in our department on October 6. His talk, titled “Simplicity: The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel,” will be held from 2-4pm in 175 McCain Hall. His abstract is as follows:

Newton and Einstein both claim that the world is simple and therefore the simplicity of a theory is a sign of its truth. This idea has wide currency in science and philosophy. It shouldn't have.

We hope to see you there!

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