How do we know things? A look at a priori knowledge without metaphysics
Many philosophers – going as far back as Plato – have been convinced that some parts of human knowledge do not depend upon empirical observation or experiment for their justification. This talk will explore ways to account for this apparent a priori knowledge in the sciences by taking a neo-Carnapian approach that explains it through how we use language.
Kent Schmor holds a PhD from the University of Illinois Chicago. He has taught at UBC, SFU and the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on 20th-century history and philosophy of science, logic, and language.
Thursday, November 23
4:30 pm–6:20 pm
Free and everyone welcome.