John Thatamanil: Desiring Truth: The Fate of Knowing in a Post-Truth Era

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Date(s) - September 23, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Thursday, September 23
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Elliott 168
https://uvic.zoom.us/j/96971529046

We live in a time in which not a single truth seems settled. Our inability to agree on the actual facts (rather than “alternative facts”)
has brought us to an “epistemological crisis.” Why are we in this
predicament, what can we do about it? Drawing from a wide
range of philosophical and interreligious resources, I argue that
we must turn to desire, its distortions, and its healing before we
have any shot at arriving at the truth. Not the claims of objectivity
but the intensification of our desire for truth is the key to emerging from our present morass.

https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/csrs/assets/docs/thatamanil_sept-23-2021_final.pdf

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