“Can we know things better?” with guest Ernest Sosa


Originally recorded: March 8, 2017

Originally broadcast: March 12, 2017

 

We live in the days of “alternative facts,” what does this say about human knowledge? People think that climate change is a myth, even though most scientists claim the evidence for it is overwhelming. What does this tell us about our ability to know what we know? To answer these questions, Why? Radio looks past the facts and the disagreements to examine the human faculty of knowledge itself. In today’s episode we introduce and explore epistemology–the philosophical investigation into the nature and limits of knowledge

Ernest Sosa is the Board of Governors professor of philosophy at Rutgers University. He is the author of several books, including A Virtue Epistemology, and Judgment and Agency.

Ernie is a past president of the American Philosophical Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He edits the philosophical journals Noûs and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. He was also the 2010 recipient of the Nicholas Rescher Prize for contributions to systematic philosophy.

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