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Prof. Kirk Wetters – Yale University – Entropy and Constructed Worlds: Paul Kammerer’s “Law of the Series”

December 6, 2018 - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
205 East Pyne

"Austrian biologist Paul Kammerer’s controversial 1919 work Das Gesetz der Serie argues for a privileged ontological and epistemological status of anomalies, claiming that so-called “coincidences” reflect an underlying universal principle of the series that always reflects ordered lawfulness, regularity, and cohesion. This talk argues that Kammerer’s “series” may function better in constructed or literary worlds, […]

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