Objectivity: How Much Can We Have?


WHEN March 29, 2015
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Most of us like to think that our beliefs are fully objective—determined by the evidence rather than by our presuppositions. But that is impossible: a person with no presuppositions about the world would be incapable of learning from evidence. What sort of objectivity is possible, then? When are our presuppositions about the world stepping-stones on the way to truth and when are they obstacles? This talk considers these questions from a philosophical and logical perspective.

Simultaneous Arabic interpretation will be provided. 

Image: Hinode JAXA/NASA

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