HPS Colloquium: Daniel Nolan (Phil)


Location: DeBartolo 311

Title: "Beauty and Method"

Are beauty and elegance in scientific theories good guides to successful theories? A number of scientists have claimed that they are, which is one reason among others to think that they play a positive epistemic role. The challenge, then, is to explain why they should guide theory choice. Several options for explaining the theoretical virtue of beauty will be canvassed and criticized. 


For more information, please contact Eugenia Torrance (etorranc@nd.edu).

Originally published at reilly.nd.edu.