Friday, 25 February 2011

69th Session of Philosophical Foundations of Law and Finance

Dear All,

Tonight, in the Philosophical Foundations of Law and Finance (6-8pm, Room 5.16, 309 Regent Street, University of Westminster), Joe will introduce the argument of "superposition" from quantum mechanics and compare it to certain arguments re the impossibility of defining the reality of the One made by Plato's Parmenides . The "superposition" argument may be the important and the only argument worth understanding because it underpins our best and yet uncontroverted theory of reality--namely quantum mechanics. So, if we understand at least the FORM of the argument--much of which comes from Bell's Inequalities we may be able say something about the nature of financial and legal arguments.
Form--as in Aristotle's formal cause-- is everything in the computer driven programmatic age.

For flavour and substance, see David Albert's mesmeric "Quantum Mechanics and Experience" 1992. 26 centuries of philosophy!

Afterwards at around 8pm we will move the heat of the discussion in the bars/restaurants in the area.

See you tonight,

Rezi and Joe


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