PHIL 602 - Seminar in Philosophy of Science
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be elected three times for credit.
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We'll survey a variety of topics that arise in connection with quantum theories of infinite systems, including relativistic locality/causality conditions, the particle concept, the issue of theory choice downstream from the breakdown of Stone-von Neumann and Jordan-Wigner uniqueness results, symmetry breaking and phase transitions, and the success conditions of perturbative calculational techniques. An intermittent focus will be the role of renormalization group considerations in determining what we can rationally believe about the world on the basis of physics we know to be incomplete. Background: a level of familiarity with vector spaces of the sort one would acquire in an undergrad philosophy of physics course.

PHIL 602 - Seminar in Philosophy of Science
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001 (SEM)
11Graduate Standing
M 6:00PM - 8:30PM
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