The Limits of Mental Knowledge and the Process of Knowing

Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies — "God damn it, you've got to be kind." ~ Kurt Vonnegut God Bless … Continue reading The Limits of Mental Knowledge and the Process of Knowing

Knowledge is a Stone Age Concept. We’re Better Off Without It

  Far from being a touchstone of the truth, knowledge is a stone-age concept that harms our dealings with the modern world by David Papineau edited by O Society July 15, 2019 I'm against knowledge. Don’t get me wrong: I’m as keen on the facts as the next person. I’m no friend of fake news. I … Continue reading Knowledge is a Stone Age Concept. We’re Better Off Without It

Should universities care about the truth?

by Tim Hayward edited by O Society July 10, 2019 Isn’t the answer obvious? Universities are about attaining, preserving, and disseminating knowledge—which only is knowledge insofar as it is true. Caring about the truth is what universities—through their members—do. The question as intended, however, concerns claims of fact appealed to as grounds for governments to … Continue reading Should universities care about the truth?