by Lev Burov
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Time: today, Dec 1, at the usual place and time.
Title: Scientific Platonism without Metaphysical Presuppositions
Subtitle: A Way to Go Beyond Dogmatic Materialism
Reference paper available at http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/11465/
Abstract: Belonging to metaphysics, scientific Platonism nevertheless can be defended without metaphysical presuppositions. Comparing the complexity and intrinsic plausibility of the hypotheses Platonism and its negations respectively require to remain consistent, we realize that the conception of an immaterial truth beyond matter is easier to support than materialism.