University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

History of Science and Technology/Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science Colloquium

Friday, October 23rd 2009
3:35 pm:
History of Science and Technology Colloquium in *** NOTE: Carlson School of Management Room 1-142 ***
Speaker: Emily Grosholz, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University
Subject: The Representation of Time: Awareness, Mathematics, and the Puzzle of Asymmetry

* NOTE: Different location *

We often employ mathematics in science to bypass the accidents of human consciousness, but in representing time, mathematics may not only help physics, but also lead us astray just as surely as the limitations of our own organism.

Cosponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy.

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