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The Edge of Reason:

Beyond the limits of rationality

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  • The Debate

    The Edge of Reason

    Can reason lead us to the truth? Spinoza, Hegel and Russell thought so. But might it be a fundamental mistake to imagine that reason is a neutral tool to arrive at incontrovertible conclusions? Should we be sceptical of the claims of logic, or would this allow blind prejudice to rule?

    The Panel

    Outspoken philosopher of science Steve Fuller and neurobiologist Steven Rose navigate the limits of rationality with Oxford philosopher Peter Hacker.

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  • Steve Fuller
    The Pitch
    Reason leads us to a consesus culture
  • Peter Hacker
    The Pitch
    Reason crucially important in enabling progress
  • Steven Rose
    The Pitch
    Reason makes us human
  • The Debate
    Theme One
    Does reason have limits?
  • The Debate
    Theme Two
    Is reason objective?
  • The Debate
    Theme Three
    Beyond reason
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shreenivas44 on 04/06/2015 6:58pm

i wonder why nobody mentioned Davin Hume

Cat Mack on 08/03/2014 1:09am

With what is Steven Rose considering the question 'what are the limits to reason'? Surely he is engaged in reasoning? If not, how exactly is he forming his views about reason?

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