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Breakthroughs in Scientific Theory

Thursday April 18 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

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Join Alex Criddle for the seventh salon in the Breakthroughs series and explore breakthroughs in scientific theory and paradigms.

In this first of two salons following Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions we’ll explore breakthroughs in scientific theory beginning with the ancient Greek’s discoveries in biology and physics and how Greek philosophy shaped the course of modern science.

Here we’ll focus on the philosophy of science, what science is, the metaphysics, epistemology, and ontology of science, how it progresses, and what major paradigm shifts entail. We’ll look at questions such as: Why isn’t biology just physics? Why isn’t medicine just biology? What is science without laws of nature? What is the role of axiomatic assumptions for explanation?

This salon will also look at the role philosophical assumptions play in maintaining the scientific status quo and how revolutions in thinking occur.

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Breakthroughs in Scientific Theory
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Thursday April 18
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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