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Unknowability: How Do We Know What Cannot Be Known? (Session 1)

Unknowability: How Do We Know What Cannot Be Known? (Session 1)

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
General Public 

The Center for Public Scholarship at The New School invites you to it's 38th Social Research Conference.

From the earliest moments of humanity’s search for answers and explanations, we have grappled with the unknowable, that which we are unable or not permitted to know. What does the history of the unknowable look like? What are the questions once thought to be unanswerable that have been answered? Are there enduring unknowables and if so, what are they?

Session 1, 3:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.: Humanities

  • Rebecca Goldstein, Visiting Professor of Philosophy, New College of the Humanities, London; MacArthur Fellow, philosopher, author and novelist
  • Marina Warner, British novelist, short story writer, historian, mythographer, and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Michael Scott, Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick
  • Zoë Crossland, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
  • Moderator: Jim Miller, Professor of Liberal Studies and Politics; Faculty Director of Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism, The New School

This conference is partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Award Number SES 1837895

Presented by the Center for Public Scholarship



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