Oct 12: Thought Experiments Under the Microscope

Philosophy for Lunch

Oct 12: Thought Experiments Under the Microscope

Are experiments that aren't done — or are impossible to do — legitimate tools of science?  Can we really learn facts about the natural world, without measurements or observations actually being performed?  We'll read some analysis from Robert Brown to see if we can understand what thought experiments are, and how they might work.

Schmitt Hall, Room 104  

Thursdays, 11:45–12:45 PM

What is P4L?
Students and professors close-read and discuss a few great passages of philosophy.

Who's invited?
No preparation or previous knowledge of philosophy is needed. Everyone is welcome!

Should I bring anything?
Bring a beverage, and if you're hungry, bring your actual lunch.

Brought to you by the Department of Philosophy at Montclair State University  

(The image is from the band, A Grey Thought.)