The class will be reading and discussing Physics and Philosophy by Sir James Jeans (d. 1946), physicist, astronomer and mathematician. The author proposes that long-standing problems in philosophy such as causality, free will and determinism, materialism versus mind et al. must be reconsidered in terms of recent discoveries in astronomy, mathematics, sub-atomic physics, and other disciplines. He argues that these discoveries have washed away the foundations of many older philosophic solutions to many of these questions. Jeans is well acquainted with both physics and philosophy and clearly and lucidly presents his arguments. In at least one coordinator’s humble opinion, the book is just plain fascinating.