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The geometry of the universe and the "duty of inquiry"

23 gennaio 2014
Ex Boccherini - Piazza S. Ponziano 6 (Conference Room )
In his essay The Ethics of Belief (1877), Willam Clifford famously mantained that "it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence". I will argue that Clifford's claim is deeply rooted in his ideas on geometry as an empirical tool to formulate hypotheses about the physical world.