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Interestingly Pithy: A Philosophical Exploration of Cosmology with Daniel Scotton
December 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
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“To have truly been said to have earned the title of philosopher lies, I believe, in crafting a “Big T.o.E” or “Theory of Everything”. Not to be confused with a physicist’s “G.U.T” or “Grand Unifying Theor”y, the Big ToE is more metaphysical than mathematical, though that itself may be a point of contention if there happens to be a Carnapian in the audience. A T.o.E may very well be slightly out of reach for us in this corporeal realm, however it is far too tempting a prize to not throw one’s hat in the ring.
In this multimedia presentation, a young philosopher will do just that, toss a hat in the ring and describe the work he has done over the past decade, slowly but surely, in attempting to hash out a theory with slightly fewer holes than Swiss cheese.
The basis of the thought sprung from an attempt to rationalize the matter/antimatter paradox, and grew into this presentation. While the theory as it stands is still incomplete, I feel it is complete enough to present in its current form. To engage with a crowd, and hopefully discover flaws in my own reasoning. My hope is that the discussion that follows my presentation will prove more valuable than the lecture itself.
Daniel Scotton graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.B.A with an International Concentration from Hamline University in 2019. He returned to the Rogue Valley in 2021 where he began his role of Business Services Consultant at Equus Workforce with a background that includes almost a decade in the hospitality industry, as well as a decade of volunteer work in areas such as public speaking and job readiness training, having worked primarily with youth organizations such as DECA, Future Business Leaders of America, Business Professionals of America, and Wayzata’s Compass Program.
His area of interest in Philosophy is 17th & 18th-century French and German Continental, with a particular focus on the Aphoristic, or Maxim style of writing. While off the clock, Daniel is an aspiring writer of philosophy & poetry, a fan of graphic design, and enjoys studying cinematography and cosmology.
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