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Lena Zuchowski: Poincare's conventionalism

When:We 11-11-2015 15:15 - 17:00
Where:Faculty of Philosophy, room Omega

Lecture organized by the Dept. of Theoretical Philosophy

Poincare's conventionalism: No advocacy of choice but a call for epistemic scepticism

I will present a novel interpretation of Poincare's geometry conventionalism, which differs from the current received view by denying the empirical underdeterminancy of geometry and therefore the ability of a single protagonist to choose freely between geometries. Instead, I will argue that...(continue reading...)