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Knowledge: what are its boundaries?

Philosophy lecturer Nick Treanor explores knowledge and its boundaries

How much do we know about how much we know?

This is what Philosophy Lecturer Nick Treanor tackles in this talk as part of Our Changing World lecture series at the University of Edinburgh.

Most people would think that the older we get, the more we know – right?
Well, it’s a little more complicated than that… When we start to think about how we define knowledge, how it grows and how we can quantify it, some really interesting issues emerge.

We begin to discover that it isn’t as simple as saying “I know more about my degree subject now than I did when I first started.”

Nick Treanor examines this idea of knowledge being quantifiable and what that means for us, both as individuals and collectively.

About Nick Treanor

Nick Treanor is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.  He is interested in the philosophy of the mind, amongst other things.

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