The Role of Reason in a Fractious Society

The role of reason in a fractious society

Pubic debate is increasingly dominated by how people feel and “my truth”. The ideal of objective truth is in decline. Julian Baggini argues that, properly understood, reason not only allows room for different perspectives and feelings but is the only way of negotiating betwen them.

Integrity 20’18¬†|
Length 00:21:03
Filmed 26 Oct 2018
Venue Conservatorium Theatre
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
South Bank, Brisbane

Julian Baggini is the author, co-author or editor of over 20 books including A Short History of Truth, Freedom Regained, The Ego Trick, The Edge of Reason and most recently How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy.

Julian Baggini

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