Knowing What We Know – And What We Don't
Sunday, March 19, 2017

What is it

It seems like we know many facts about ourselves and the world around us, even if there vastly many others we know that we don’t know. But how do we know if what we believe to be true is really knowledge? Can our beliefs be both justified and true, yet still not count as genuine knowledge? If so, then how much confidence should we really have in our beliefs? Is there a way to strike a balance between paralyzing skepticism, on the one hand, and dogmatic conviction, on the other? John and Ken know that their guest is Baron Reed from Northwestern University, author of "The Long Road to Skepticism."

Get Philosophy Talk

Radio

Sunday at 11am (pacific) on KALW 91.7 FM Local Public Radio, San Francisco

Podcast

Individual downloads via CDBaby and iTunes. Multipacks and The Complete Philosophy Talk via iAamplify

 

Baron Reed, Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern University

Researched By

Jack Herrera

Upcoming Shows

19 November 2017

Diseases of the Mind: Philosophy of Psychiatry

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is the primary reference catalog for mental health illnesses. But whereas a medical textbook will show you the...

26 November 2017

When Democracies Torture

Torture is prohibited under international law and is widely considered a human rights violation. But despite the fact that 157 countries ratified...

03 December 2017

Midlife and Meaning

At some point or another, the midlife crisis comes for us all. But what is it really about? Is it a sense of our mortality, the fear of not achieving...