Everything Must Go

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IAI Academy is a new online platform with courses from leading scholars on the ideas that matter. With a philosophical take on today’s biggest questions the courses are available to everyone for free.
IAI Academy is a new online platform with courses from leading scholars on the ideas that matter. With a philosophical take on today’s biggest questions the courses are available to everyone for free.
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  • Substance, essence, being- for centuries philosophers and scientists have tried to get to the heart of constitute the ‘things’ that make up the universe, from kitchen tables to subatomic particles. In this course, James Ladyman, Professor in the Philosophy of Science, gives his unique account of scientific realism, the belief that science addresses the ‘big questions’ of philosophy, and argues that there is no fundamental level of reality that describes the world.

    In this course, you will learn:
  • The arguments for and against Scientific realism and anti-realism.
    • How our idea of science develops through radical theory change.
    • How we reconcile our ‘manifest’ reality to our scientific understanding.
    • What philosophy does that science cannot replace.
    • Why our understanding of reality is complicated by different ‘scales of being’.
    • Why there may be no ultimate reality.
    • Why relations between objects, not ‘substances’ might be what is most essential ab...
    • Substance, essence, being- for centuries philosophers and scientists have tried to get to the heart of constitute the ‘things’ that make up the universe, from kitchen tables to subatomic particles. In this course, James Ladyman, Professor in the Philosophy of Science, gives his unique account of scientific realism, the belief that science addresses the ‘big questions’ of philosophy, and argues that there is no fundamental level of reality that describes the world.

      In this course, you will learn:
    • The arguments for and against Scientific realism and anti-realism.
      • How our idea of science develops through radical theory change.
      • How we reconcile our ‘manifest’ reality to our scientific understanding.
      • What philosophy does that science cannot replace.
      • Why our understanding of reality is complicated by different ‘scales of being’.
      • Why there may be no ultimate reality.
      • Why relations between objects, not ‘substances’ might be what is most essential about the world.
      • How we might adopt a ‘promiscuous realism’.

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