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2022-23 Meet a Philosopher Series: "The Odd Universe" with Dr. Wallace

The 2022-23 Meet a Philosopher Series is aimed at undergraduate students of any major interested in topics surrounding philosophy.

Abstract: "Here’s an implausible claim: there is an odd number of things in the universe. This claim isn't implausible because all evidence suggests otherwise, or because we have better reason to believe that the total number of things in the universe is even. Rather, it’s implausible because there doesn’t seem to be any reasonable way to defend it. Nonetheless, it can be shown to follow from just a few intuitive assumptions about parts and wholes. We look at how this is so and where things might have gone wrong."

More information about Dr. Wallace can also be found on her webpage