The quest for knowledge has driven progress and led us from the savannah to the stars. Yet knowledge is limited by culture, language, and our human constraints. Is knowledge an illusion, a straight-jacket we should escape to discover new worlds? Or is the pursuit of definitive knowledge vital to our future?
In this week’s post from the Institute of Art and Ideas, philosopher and author of Nihil Unbound Ray Brassier, postmodernist Hilary Lawson, and philosopher of science Michela Massimi uncover the limits of knowledge.
This video was produced by The Institute of Art and Ideas and is republished here with permission. It was filmed at HowTheLightGetsIn 2015 alongside 200 other debates and talks, all available for free at IAI TV. Their new podcast, Philosophy for our times, is available here.