Sokratisk aften: Living with Ignorance: Personal and Political Perspectives

Foredragsholder: Herman Cappelen, professor i filosofi ved IFIKK (CSMN), UiO; tidligere ved University of St. Andrews

Tittel: Living with Ignorance: Personal and Political Perspectives

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Foredragsholder: Herman Cappelen, professor i filosofi ved IFIKK (CSMN), UiO

Tittel: Living with Ignorance: Personal and Political Perspectives

ABSTRACT: I first argue for a moderate form of skepticism: we know very little about most of the things we care about. We know little about ourselves, other people, the future, and our society. This is so even if you are not a traditional skeptic. By normal standards of knowledge, we know hardly anything (about most of the things we care about). The world is just too complicated. This fact has been overlooked or downplayed by contemporary epistemology (which is focused on responding to the radical skeptic.)"

In the second part of the talk, I address the question: How do we live with this kind of radical ignorance? How do we live our lives? How do we plan for the future? I focus in particular on how we should think about political issues and the nature of democracy: If we know hardly anything, then how do we develop views about politics? How can we make rational decision when we vote? How can we have a democracy?

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Publisert 20. sep. 2016 16:31 - Sist endret 23. nov. 2017 16:24