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Is Beauty A Guide to Truth? A Physicist and a Philosopher discuss some Big Questions

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Is Beauty A Guide to Truth? A Physicist and a Philosopher discuss some Big Questions

September 16, 2021
The Veritas Forum
The Veritas Forum

Beauty inspires humans to great feats of imagination and discovery. Can beauty also help us find truth about the world and ourselves? Might beauty contribute to the advance of science or reveal the presence of God? An Oxford physicist and a Virginia Tech philosopher explore the relationship between aesthetics, science, and human meaning. • Panelists: Dr Ard Louis, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford, where he leads an interdisciplinary research group studying problems on the border between chemistry, physics and biology. • Dr Ben Jantzen, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Tech, where he studies inference and language in science: the contents and character of the natural world and how we come to know it. • Moderated by Vivek Mathew, Executive Director of Chesterton House. Sponsored by Bradley Study Center at Virginia Tech and Chesterton House at Cornell University. •

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