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Beyond Truth: Error and Adventure


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Speaker(s): Hilary Lawson

Recorded on 4 March 2013 in Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building.

Philosophers have pursued truth, and many have placed truth at the centre of their account of meaning. But might this be a mistake? Could error be at the heart of language, and adventure, rather than truth, be the matter in hand? In the first of three events on the theme, Hilary Lawson argues for a radical reappraisal of the importance of error.

This lecture is the first of a three-part series entitled Error, Lies and Adventure, the second talk 'The Power of Lies' will take place on 21 March.

Hilary Lawson is director of the Institute of Art and Ideas, a non-realist philosopher and the author of Closure.

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