[VIDEO] So You Think You Can Know?
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 -- 8:16 PM
Spencer Giel

 

What does it mean to know something? I know my own name, surely. And I know that I am writing this at this very moment. Most of us feel comfortable saying we know many things—we say so in everyday life all the time.

However, what does it really mean to know, rather than just think or believe? Can we establish strict rules for what constitutes knowledge and what does not? Our upcoming show, What We Know—And What We Don't, delves into some of these questions.

Until then, get up to date with the basics of Theory of Knowledge in this informative  video, courtesy of Jennifer Nagel of Wireless Philosophy

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yung_hegelian

Thursday, March 16, 2017 -- 5:03 PM

This is exactly why I thought

This is exactly why I thought Descartes had it all wrong. How could you ever know that you ever doubted everything sufficiently? Unless you know everything, which is impossible, there's something you don't know. And certainly some things that you don't even know that you don't know. And you would never be able to doubt that which you don't know you should be doubting in the first place. We're all just kidding ourselves. You got it right, Spencer!!