Tag: philosophy

Our Place in the Universe

Our Place in the Universe

| March 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this recent talk from the library of congress, Michelle Thaller, the director for science communication and higher education at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses our place in the universe and our perception of it. In particular, she discusses the evolution of both scientific and philosophical view of cosmology throughout the history. For more similar […]

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You are a Simulation & Physics Can Prove It

You are a Simulation & Physics Can Prove It

| March 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

In this TEDx talk Astrophysicists and a Nobel prize winner George Smoot discusses the exotic idea of the simulated universe. The idea that our reality might just be a simulation or a dream most likely originates from various school of thought in philosophy. In particular, since the times of ancient Greeks certain schools of philosophy […]

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Quantum Mechanics and Cosmology: The Case for Many Worlds

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here we have a lecture from the series called “Cosmology & Quantum Foundations”. Simon Saunders, a British philosopher of physics, who is famous for his work on identity and indiscernibility in physics, discusses alternative formulations of quantum mechanics, mostly focusing on the many worlds theory. For more videos from the series check out the links below the video. […]

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Purpose and the Universe by Sean Carroll

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s another talk by Sean Carroll. In this presentation, Sean Carroll discuses how universe works and how it is related to philosophy. In particular, he discusses of whether is possible to find a purpose of existence by studying the principles of physics. Along the day, Carroll briefly discusses the views of the philosophers and scientists […]

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What Is Life?

What Is Life?

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Today is a great time to look at something a little more philosophical. “What is Life? With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches” is a great mix of physics and philosophy by Erwin Schrodinger himself. It’s always interesting to read the thoughts of the scientists rather than reading some reviewers work or countless copied articles […]

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More than 150 Free Textbooks

| May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

While I was searching for some good free math textbooks I stumbled upon this cool website called Open Culture. It’s basically a collection of free educational resources from all around the web with handy info, pictures, descriptions and other great stuff. My main interest was math and physics textbooks and free courses and I found […]

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