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Mar 27, 2019

Our Next Visiting Speaker March 29 - Dr. Barbara Montero

Dr. Barbara Montero, Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center, will be giving a talk in our department on Friday, March 29. Her talk, titled "Multifarious Matter,” will be given from 2-4pm in 185 McCain Hall. Her abstract is as follows:

Physics, as we all know, is the study of matter. Condensed matter physics, for example, investigates how macroscopic properties of matter arise out of microscopic ones; nuclear physics probes matter at the subatomic, nuclear level; and high energy physics concerns the fundamental components of matter. But what is matter? In this talk, I survey some of the ways in which physics provides not merely one, but many different and sometimes incompatible answers to this question and investigate what implications our multifarious conception of matter has for the philosophical project of understanding how the human mind fits into the material world.

We hope to see you there!

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