Knowledge is much valued. But what exactly is it, how do we get it, and do we have as much of it as we like to think? Join Dr Douglas Adeney to explore some classic arguments for scepticism such as those of Descartes, and some problematic issues such as our supposed knowledge of the regularities of nature and of the world outside ourselves.
About Douglas Adeney
Dr Douglas Adeney lectured in philosophy for many years at Melbourne State College and then the University of Melbourne. Since 2011 he has greatly enjoyed teaching numerous CAE philosophy courses.
A non-academic friend of his was once asked by his wife what Doug did for a living. On hearing that he was a philosopher, she said ‘Oooh, he must be very intelligent … Or is he just weird?’ Come and decide for yourself.