Our next meeting will be on Thursday, December 1, at 7:00pm, in the conference room at UNC’s philosophy department. We’ll discuss this paper.
Hi everyone! We’re excited to announce that we’ll have two Ellipse meetings in November.
The first will be on November 3, at 7:30 pm, at the philosophy department at UNC. We’ll be reading David Papineau’s paper “A fair deal for Everettians,” available here. Thanks to Dan Hunter for suggesting the paper.
Check here for some background on probability in the Everettian interpretation.
We’ll have a special bonus meeting on Wednesday, November 16, at 4:30 pm, in the philosophy department lounge at Duke. Professor Michael Strevens from NYU will join us. We will be discussing Professor Strevens’s paper “Is Asymptotic Idealization Special? An Argument from Evolutionary Explanation.” If you are interested in joining us, please contact me to get a copy of the paper.
See you soon!
The next meeting of the philosophy of science reading group will be April 6, at 4:30pm, at the Duke philosophy department. We’re going phil neuroscience this time and will read this paper by Arnon Levy.
Hi everyone–we’re going to plan on meeting at UNC near the end of January for our first meeting of 2016. Date and time TBA as we try to work with everyone’s schedules.
The paper we’ll read for this meeting is this one.
Hi everyone, hope you’ve had a great summer. I’m writing both to remind you that you’re on our mailing list and to ask whether there is interest in having our first meeting in August, or whether we should meet for the first time this year in September. Please let me know which you would prefer. This year’s TAPS (Triangle Area Philosophy Symposium) will be held on Friday, September 4, so it won’t get in the way of any meeting at the end of August.
The vote came in against a meeting in May, so we’ll look forward to meeting again in the fall. I’ll have some more information about our fall plans later in the summer.
In the meantime, feel free to email with questions or suggestions.
First, thanks to everyone who joined us on Wednesday for our discussion with Sean Carroll, and a special thanks to Sean for taking time from his visit to sit down with us.
For our April meeting we’re excited to have Sean Carroll joining us. He’s a professor of physics at Caltech and will be discussing his paper “Self-Locating Uncertainty and the Origin of Probability in Everettian Quantum Mechanics.” You can get his paper here.
Our meeting will be on April 15 at UNC, in Caldwell Hall room 208. We’ll start at 4:30. Note that this meeting will be on a Wednesday, which is different from our normal meeting day.
Hope to see you there!
Our next meeting will be March 24, at 4:30pm, at UNC. Like January’s meeting, we’ll be in Caldwell Hall, room 208.
More information to come about the paper we’ll discuss.
Due to weather we’ve changed our meeting to this coming Tuesday, March 3, at 4:30. We hope to meet in the same room but I’ll send an email.
Same paper, of course.