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Oct 24, 2017

Our Next Visiting Speaker October 27 - Dr. Christopher Weaver

Dr. Christopher Weaver, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, will be giving a talk in our department on Friday, October 27. His talk, titled “On the Argument from Physics and General Relativity,” will be given from 2-4pm in 175 McCain Hall. His abstract is as follows:

I argue that the best interpretation of the general theory of relativity (GTR) has need of a causal entity (viz.., the gravitational field), and causal structure that is not reducible to light cone structure. I suggest that this causal interpretation of GTR helps defeat a key premise in one of the most popular arguments for causal reductionism, viz., the argument from physics.

We hope to see you there!

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