Lost in the Cosmos: Reconciling the Manifest and Scientific Images

October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019
Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington

Indiana Memorial Union / 900 E 7th St
Bloomington 47405
United States


Mount Holyoke College
Columbia University
University of Texas at Austin
Indiana University, Bloomington
Indiana University, Bloomington
Yale University
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
University of Notre Dame


Indiana University, Bloomington

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Is there a deep conflict between the ways we understand ourselves and the world around us in everyday life and the often strange and unfamiliar ways that the sciences describe aspects of these same realities? Is there a systematic way to dissolved perceived tension, or do the challenges need to be addressed case-by-case (with the possibility of failure in certain domains)?
Some of our speakers will approach these questions by exploring our experiential representation of such categories as color, time, causation, and agency, while others will do so by querying the ontologies implicit in the physical sciences and asking how we may ‘locate’ within them the presumedly non-fundamental objects and subjects of ordinary experience.

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October 16, 2019, 1:00pm EST

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