Philosophy Workshop: “Ways of Knowing”

Most of us have the basic intuition that, because the truth “always is what it is”then there shouldn’t really be different “kinds” of knowing: we either know, or we don’t know, and that’s that.  Knowledge, like truth, should be objective and invariable. Yet many of us also have another intuition: sometimes, there really does seem to be “something different” about knowing, or about acquiring knowledge, in different ways. In this workshop we’ll apply some traditional tools, along with our own careful analytic skill, to see what we can salvage from both intuitions. We’ll identify, as best we can, what each intuition gets right, as well as how they fit together in a coherent way. Critically, we’ll learn to appreciate the difference between knowing, as an activity that we do, and knowledge, as a thing that we have. Learn more & RSVP here.

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Philosophy Workshop: “Knowing as Practice”

Philosophers sometimes treat knowledge as something we have when we’re seated comfortably in a proverbial or literal armchair. Yet at the very least, this seems to leave out a significant aspect of our humanity: the fact that we are embodied creatures, who actively and dynamically interact with the things that we think about and know. In this workshop led by philosophers Hila Tzipora Chase & David Nowakowski, we looked directly at ways of experiencing, of encountering, and of knowing that involve the full, embodied human being. Access resources and information here!

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Philosophy Workshop Series: “What is Philosophy?” (Making Sense of the World)

In this workshop we explored a variety of viewpoints and questions surrounding knowledge, explanation, and how we make sense of the world. Access resources and reading recommendations here!

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Philosophy Workshop Series: “What is Philosophy?” (Thinking about Thinking)

In this final installment of our “What is Philosophy?” series, we’ll look at some of the most fundamental issues in philosophy: knowledge, reasoning, and what makes for an effective argument. Learn more and register for this Zoom workshop here!

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Philosophy Workshop Series: “What is Philosophy?” (Making Sense of the World)

In this workshop we’ll explore a variety of viewpoints and questions surrounding knowledge, explanation, and how we make sense of the world. Learn more and register for this Zoom workshop here!

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