February 26, 2016 • Philosophy Colloquium: Barry Loewer


Fri, 02/26/2016 - 15:00 to 17:00


The Spring 2016 Philosophy Colloquium Series presents Barry Loewer, Rutgers University.  The title of his talk is The Mentaculus Vision.  (Abstract below.)

Friday, Feb 25, 2016, 3-5pm, Maloney Seminar Room, Social Sciences 224 (1145 E South Campus Drive 85721).

David Albert and I have been working on a framework for a complete scientific theory of the world we call (after the Coen brothers film "A Serious Man") "The Mentaculus."  It contains the ingredients for an account of how macroscopic phenomena of thermodynamics, other special sciences, objective probabilties, causation, and time's arrows connect to fundamental physics.  In my talk I will explain the account, show why it deserves to be taken seriously, and discuss a number of issues that arise for those who take it seriously.



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