Call for participation: 7th Quarterly Lecture on Philosophy of Science, November 17, 2023

Lina Jansson (University of Nottingham): Symmetries and Conservation Laws
Online via Zoom, Friday, 17 November 2023 (15:30 CET)

Abstract: Symmetries are sometimes taken to explain conservation laws rather than vice versa. However, in common with many seemingly non-causal explanations, it is not easy to see how to justify this direction of explanation. In this talk I will present an epistemic account of explanation and the conditions that would have to be fulfilled in order for symmetries to explain conservation laws (but not 
vice versa).

All information, including the Zoom link and background readings, will be posted here:

Students are especially welcome to participate.

Organizers: Karla Weingarten (LMU Munich) and the quarterly lectures team