Utah Philosophy has traditionally sorted its reading groups under two
titles: TIP (for "Thoroughly Imprecise Philosophy") and MOLE
(for "More or Less Exact Philosophy").
Over the course
of Sept.-Oct. 2013, MOLE will read its way through Ladyman
and Ross, Every Thing Must Go.
Mondays 4:00-5:30 at Nobrow, starting Sept. 9; contact Elijah Millgram for more information.
- Sept. 9: Ladyman and Ross, ch. 1.
- Sept. 16: Ladyman and Ross, ch. 2.
What those limits look like,
courtesy of SMBC.
- Sept. 23: Ladyman and Ross, ch. 3; unless you have a
pretty robust physics background, just read
pp. 130-132 (to section break), 154-167, 172 (from top
of page) to 175 (at end of section), 178 (from first full
para., "One question that Wallace...") to 179 (end first
full para., "...everything else exists"), 180-189.
You might skim pp. 167-170... we can use it as a sample
of a lot of what's in the chapter, and we'll talk about
what it's doing there.
And in case you're interested in a clear explanation of
one of the topics L&R mention, here's
what you need of EPR and Bell's Theorem.
- Sept. 30: Ladyman and Ross, ch. 4.
- Oct. 7: Ladyman and Ross, chs. 5-6. (Ch. 6 is the
conclusion, which is short -- this is the final session.)
The bad news: we've burned through the coffee fund,
so the last cup of coffee is on you.
The group is very grateful for support on the part of
the Tanner Humanities Center.
Previous reading groups:
- William Whewell,
Elements of Morality (Summer
- William Whewell, Philosophy of
the Inductive Sciences (Summer
- Idealization (Fall 2006, directed by Anya Plutynski)
- Mary Jane West-Eberhard, Developmental Plasticity and Evolution (Summer 2006)
- Virtue ethics (Fall 2002)