Picture of Contextual Knowledge (MP3 download)

Contextual Knowledge (MP3 download)

By Peter Schwartz


Can one hold a true idea for false reasons? Mr. Schwartz discusses the ramifications of the principle that knowledge is contextual. He intensively examines the manner in which one's context conditions any piece of knowledge, or: how the why determines the what. He asks whether a devout Christian is actually opposed to murder, and whether Immanuel Kant could have "honestly" believed in his philosophy. This is an instructive talk on a crucial epistemological topic.

(MP3 download; 91 min., with Q & A, 62 MB)