Peter Achinstein (Johns Hopkins): Simplicity: The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel

Date: 
October 24, 2017 - 15:30 - 17:10
Building: 
Nador u. 15
Room: 
103
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Presenter(s): 
Peter Achinstein
CEU host unit(s): 
Department of Philosophy
Peter Achinstein

Newton and Einstein both claim that the world is simple and therefore the simplicity of a theory is a sign of its truth.  This idea has wide currency in science and philosophy.  It shouldn't have.