Prof. Thomas Ryckman: What might be learned today from Einstein's interface of physique and philosophy?

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Prof. Thomas Ryckman: What might be learned today from Einstein's interface of physique and philosophy?
Il 29 novembre alle ore 17 in aula Matassi il Prof. Thomas Ryckman dell’Università di Stanford terrà una lezione dal titolo
 
What might be learned today from Einstein's interface of physique and philosophy?

Early in his career Einstein fashioned an identifiable working philosophy of physical theory that, in broad essentials, never changed. It is a "philosophy of principles" and in crucial respects, it is responsible for his greatest triumph (GTR), as well as his greatest failure, an unwillingness to accept quantum mechanics. Is his philosophy of more than historical or biographical interest today? I argue that it is, and that greater familiarity with the strengths and weaknesses of such a philosophy might be a salutary addition to contemporary methodological debates around the use of anthropic reasoning in inflationary cosmology.
 
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