What is theory?

Another interesting video from iai.tv:

Theories, Mysteries and Mistakes

We assume our theories about the world are gradually uncovering the way it really is. Yet from quantum mechanics to post-structuralism, the reality the theories describe is contradictory. Should we conclude that the world is essentially unintelligible? Or is it simply the theories that are mistaken?

The Panel

Founder of Loop Quantum Gravity Carlo Rovelli, post-postmodernist Hilary Lawson, and philosopher of mind Jennifer Hornsby confront the limits of our understanding.


Categories: Rethinking The World

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