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 MG 7120

Nov. 23 – Philosophy talk with Kent Schmor

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
Room A210

Free and everyone welcome.

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