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Mar
21

Last Night’s Cafe- Ignorance and the Value of Knowledge

Human societies seem to revolve around the production, archiving and consumption of knowledge – from universities and scientific societies, to adult education to Wikipedia, we appear to prize knowledge highly. But why exactly is this? Dr Mona Simion (Cardiff Uni, Philosophy) invited us to consider several different – yet ultimately unsatisfying – answers to this [...]

Mar
14

Next CPC – Ignorance and the Value of Knowledge

On the face of it, we seem to care a lot about knowledge. As a society, we invest a lot of money in institutions meant to generate and distribute it. On a personal level, we go to great lengths to send our children to the best schools. But should we care so much about knowledge? [...]

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