Lakatos Award Lectures
Gordon Belot (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), David Malament (University of California, Irvine), David Malament (University of California, Irvine)

May 5, 2016, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE

Old Theatre
Old Building, Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom


Professor Gordon Belot’s talk is entitled “Objectivity, Limited”.

Abstract: We normally hope that our methods of problem solving are objective, in the sense that if we follow through on them they can be expected to lead us closer and closer to the truth. What should we do (and what should we think) when we find ourselves facing problems for which there exist no objective methods? 

Distinguished Professor Emeritus David Malament will speak “On the Concept of ‘Rotation’ in Relativity Theory”.

Abstract: I will discuss several criteria of rotation in the context of relativity theory and show that they all exhibit certain extremely counterintuitive features.  None fully answers to our classical intuitions about rotation.

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