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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