The Frontiers of Knowledge
Introduced by Stefan Stern
Sun 19th September 2021, 12noon-1pm
Baillie Gifford Tent
‘Once again, A. C. Grayling brings satisfying order to daunting subjects. To understand the world, we must appreciate both what is known and what remains to be known, and no one can instil that understanding more effectively than Grayling’ Steven Pinker
Join acclaimed philosopher, historian and author Professor A.C. Grayling as he discusses The Frontiers of Knowledge, a remarkable history of science, life on earth, and the human mind itself.
What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we don't know? And what have we learnt about the obstacles to knowing more? In a time of deepening battles over what knowledge and truth mean, these questions matter more than ever.
Bestselling polymath and philosopher A.C. Grayling seeks to answer them in three crucial areas at the frontiers of knowledge: science, history, and psychology. In each area, he illustrates how each field has advanced to where it is now, from the rise of technology to quantum theory, from the dawn of humanity to debates around national histories, from ancient ideas of the brain to modern theories of the mind.
A copy of The Frontiers of Knowledge is included per pair of tickets (£20)