Seminario S. De Bianchi

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dalle 11:00 alle 12:30


Stanza 412, Blocco C

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Il giorno 15 Febbraio alle ore 11 presso l'aula 412, la Dr Silvia De Bianchi, Department of Philosophy & Centre for the History of Science (CEHIC), Autonomous University of Barcelona terra' un seminario dal titolo

Symmetry: What can Philosophy learn from Physics?


This contribution explores the meaning of symmetry in mathematics and physics in order to
highlight the role that this concept can play in philosophy of physics and for philosophy in general.
After introducing different notions of symmetry I shall analyse the functions that scientists attribute
to symmetry in different contexts, such as General Relativity and neutrino physics. Then I shall show
which aspects of our scientific research on symmetry had an impact on philosophy of physics and
offer a perspective of philosophy of science in practice to open the path to a wider reflection on
symmetries in physics and philosophy. This move in turn will disclose future perspectives on the
ways in which we can modify philosophy starting from the achievements obtained by scientific