IAI @philofbrains: “After the End of Truth”

A generation raised on Foucault and Derrida has learned to distrust claims to objective truth. Yet the mantra that ‘there is no truth’ is a paradox. Do we need a new conception of fantasy and reality to free us from the tyranny of truthmakers and the paradoxes of postmodernists alike?

Philosopher John Searle, post-postmodernist Hilary Lawsonand Historian of Ideas at Kings College London Hannah Dawson untangle the truth.

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.

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Has physics made philosophy obsolete?

Once again, of course not! (Otherwise we wouldn’t be asking this question, would we?) Still, watch Angie Hobbs and Mary Midgley try to explain to Laurence Krauss why not, in this forum hosted by the Institute for Art and Ideas:

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