“Truth and Sanity” – Owen Flanagan (Duke University)
Our own Owen Flanagan is giving a talk at Sungkyunkwan University.
Title: “Truth and Sanity”
Location: International Hall 9B114, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea
Time: 15 Feb (Fri) 2019 4-6pm
Abstract: This talk concerns false beliefs that might be good for us, including ideas of oneness inspired by East and South Asian traditions, but also general religious beliefs, positive illusions, and metaphysical hallucinations. William Clifford and William James’ views about the ethics of belief will be noted and discussed but I will present a new line of argument about what it might be good to believe.