This week, Yale-NUS College students present their own philosophical work and thought.
Sherice (’18) examines how modal logic can unpack the differences between Voltaire’s Candide and Bernstein’s Broadway adaptation of the same work. Voltaire’s novel disguises fiction as reality; the Broadway adaptation pushes reality into fiction. Each lead the audience into a decisive rejection of Optimism, and modal logic can show us how. From here, she will offer a response to ongoing debates in possible world metaphysics.
Patrick (’19) will also talk briefly about justice and political institutions.