April 1, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Knowing the Future | Timothy Williamson on Disagreement & Truth, April 14

event poster labeled Disagreement & Truth with ancient scene

The Knowing the Future theme presents Timothy Williamson on “Disagreement & Truth” on Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Porter 103.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

About Timothy Williamson

Dr. Timothy Williamson

Dr. Timothy Williamson

Williamson has been the Wykeham Professor of Logic at Oxford University since 2000. His main research interests are philosophical logic, epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of language.

He is the author of two hundred articles and several books, including: Knowledge and its Limits (Oxford 2000), The Philosophy of Philosophy (Blackwell 2007), and Tetralogue: I’m Right, You’re Wrong! (Oxford 2015).

The Tetralogue is a popular treatment of the topics of this lecture, in which four people, with radically different outlooks, ride a train together. Arguments about the reality of witches, scientific proof, probability, and car salesmen ensue.The four train-riders grapple with questions such as:

  • Is truth relative to a point of view?
  • Is every opinion fallible?
  • Does tolerating an opponent’s view actually mean you aren’t taking them seriously?

Williamson will address these essential questions about truth & disagreement in his lecture, which is free and intended for a general audience.

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