Fall 2019 Colloquium Series - 13 September
Jim Hutchinson, Simon Fraser University :: "Why Can't What Is True Be Valuable?"
Friday, September 13 2019
Abstract: Recent discussions of the so-called “value of truth,” universally assume that what is valuable in the relevant way is not the things that are true, but only our various dealings with those things: knowing them, investigating them, etc. I consider five reasons to hold this view, but argue that none provide good reason for it. Along the way, we find some preliminary indications that what is true actually is valuable in the relevant way, and we also gain a better appreciation of what this would involve and why it would matter.
Personal website: https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~jimehutchinson/
Speaker: Jim Hutchinson
Date: Friday, September 13th
Title: "Why Can't What Is True Be Valuable?"
Location: WMC 3250
Free and open to the public