University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > History & Philosophy of Science @ the Cavendish > Scientific Realism and Primordial Cosmology

Scientific Realism and Primordial Cosmology

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Cavendish Inspiring Women .

I will begin by discussing the changing relations between physics and philosophy from about 1700 till the present. Then I will briefly state and defend the doctrine called scientific realism: the optimistic claim that science achieves objective knowledge, i.e. the claims made by our mature scientific theories are true. Then I will consider primordial cosmology, in particular inflation. How well does scientific realism fare, concerning claims about such an utterly inaccessible era?

This talk is part of the History & Philosophy of Science @ the Cavendish series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.

 

© 2006-2019 Talks.cam, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity