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Feb 7
15:00 - 17:00
Asking the Wrong Question: The Comparative Legitimacy of Experimental and Historical Science
Royal Institute of Philosophy Public Lecture
Dr Adrian Currie (University of Cambridge)

Abstract: In recent work (Rock, Bone & Ruin, MIT) I've argued that we should be optimistic about the capacity of historical sciences such as archaeology, geology and paleontology to generate rich, well-confirmed knowledge of the past. However, I have refused to follow other philosophers in comparing historical science to experimental science. In this paper, I draw on case studies from paleontology, experimental ecology and early modern optics to explain why.

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Seminar Room 13,
Keynes College,
University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT2 7NP
United Kingdom
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Contact: Dr Alexandra Couto
E: A.Couto@kent.ac.uk

 

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