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Seminar: How should we define "knowledge"­?

We normally discuss a text at each seminar, but this month, as an experiment, we shall tackle a question instead. It is a question of the type that is set in university examinations. We shall use our discussion to work out the different ways in which one might answer it. (We are not likely to agree on a single answer.) The question is:

How should we define "knowledge"?

We want to keep these events reasonably small, so that we can keep the discussion focused, and so that everyone can participate. Please book your place by using the RSVP button. If you book and then find that you cannot make it, please cancel your booking, so that someone else can take your place.

We use the ground floor foyer of the National Theatre. We will try to be at the tables just to the right of the Lyttleton Cloakroom (as you stand facing the Cloakroom counter), but we may have to be somewhere else in the foyer. We will have a notice on the table saying "Philosophy for All", but we might not be there until a few minutes before our start time of 7.45. So if you get there earlier and cannot find us, please have another wander round the foyer at 7.40 to find us. If you cannot find us anywhere on the ground floor, try the next floor up where there is a bar area, but we will only move there is there is a problem with the ground floor.

This seminar will be conducted by Richard Baron.

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  • terence f.

    sorry to miss this interesting discussion. Is there an answer? Or several? Let me know. Then again is Wisdom more useful?

    February 21, 2014

    • Richard B.

      There are plenty of answers, some incompatible with others, and none upon which everyone can agree. This is how philosophers stave off unemployment.

      February 21, 2014

  • Richard B.

    I have also increased the numbers from 12 to 15. When I did this, the Meetup computer split the series into two. So please note that the series will continue, and that the next few dates are 26 March, 23 April, 28 May and 25 June (not 24 June - ignore what it says about continuing until 24 June).

    January 22, 2014

  • Richard B.

    I have now added the venue - the foyer of the National Theatre.

    January 22, 2014

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