21st May: How do we know what we know?

The Society’s next meeting will be held on  Tuesday 19th EDIT: Thursday 21st (4th week), in the Old Law Library, Magdalen college, on the topic:

“How do we know what we know?”kant

Is the way we know about the world ‘distorted’ by the limitations of our mental faculties?

We see the world in a limited way because of the limitations of our eyes – we don’t see the full range of colours, we can only see objects at a macroscopic level, only from one angle, only relative to a source of illumination etc.

Can an analogy by drawn from our optic systems to our cognitive systems?


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