Talk this week: Lina Jansson

The Geneva Symmetry Group, Beyond Spacetime, and the Space and Time After Quantum Gravity Project are happy to present a talk by Lina Jansson.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, at 18:15 in Room L208 at 2, Rue De-Candolle:

Lina Jansson (Nottingham): Is time like space when it comes to explanatory directionality?

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.

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Lina Jansson (Nottingham): Is time like space when it comes to explanatory directionality?

Abstract: There is a distinction about predictions and retrodictions in terms of the role that they play in scientific reasoning that has no analogous distinction in spatial terms. For example, predictive derivations sometimes seem explanatory but retrodictive derivations typically do not. This distinction is often captured in causal terms against the background of a fixed temporal order. I will present an alternative way to capture this distinction and consider how it fits with various approaches to the “problem of time”.

In terms of technical difficulty, this talk rates 2/5

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About wuthrich

I am a philosopher of physics at the University of Geneva.
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