... asked no one ever. Except probably for a few people who had a lot of time and nothing else to do. This time, relatively speaking, I will be quoting Feynmann for a change - although it's true, he didn't like philosophy that much.
He said: “Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.”
Now imagine talking and thinking about physics. It might not even give us practical results, but that’s not why we do it.
In principle, we do it because it's what we do for a living, Sophist's style, with the hopes that, one day, we manage to accumulate enough wealth to commission gold statues of ourselves like Gorgias once did.
Yet, that is not the only reason why we do it. Philippe, who's trained in theoretical physics & philosophy, has been preparing for this course for over a year. And he's very much looking forward to it.
Do you have to know physics or philosophy to join? Absolutely not. You just have to be curious about how humans have interacted with, and tried to make sense of, the physical universe.
The course is titled:
From Aristotle to Einstein: Changing Worldviews, Quantum Revolutions, and the Origins of the Universe
This series, at the intersection of physics and philosophy, will be divided into 3 episodes.
Each episode will be month-long, divided into 4, once/week, sessions. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays, at 7 pm CET.
You can sign up for each episode individually, or you can sign up for all three at your convenience.
Episode 1: APRIL, space, time & motion.
Episode 2: JUNE, quantum mechanics.
Episode 3: AUGUST, cosmology.
You can check out the trailer I prepared, and more detailed info about the course at the links below.
I have a Schrödinger's cat joke. It's both, funny and not funny.
Sign up. Looking forward! Well, I am, because I'll do nothing. Philippe because it's his thing.
DecafI am in!