Home / Colloquia

Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Upcoming Events › Colloquia

Events List Navigation

April 2018

M. Lange, There sweep great general principles which all the laws seem to follow

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northrop Frye Hall, room 119, 73 Queen's Park Crescent East
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K7 Canada
+ Google Map

I will distinguish two ways in which these ""great general principles"" (such as the conservation laws) might hold: as constraints on the first-order laws of nature or as coincidences of them. I will characterize what difference it would make that the conservation laws are constraints rather than coincidences, drawing on some examples from the history of science. This account will give us a way to understand what a hierarchy of natural necessities would be.

Find out more »
+ Export Events