Simon Katterl reviews The Moral Landscape, a book written by neuroscientist, new atheist, public intellectual Sam Harris.
In the pursuit of knowledge by description, wrong assumptions are possible. When we try to discuss the knowledge of truths, it becomes clear that this type of knowledge, as opposed to the knowledge of things, has a problematic opposite called ‘error’. There exists a dualism; we believe things falsely as well as truly. Since many people hold different and incompatible beliefs, some of them must be erroneous. The urgent question on this issue is how to distinguish truly held beliefs from those falsely held. Perhaps, no satisfactory answer is possible, but before approaching possible answers, there must first be an investigation into the meaning of the concepts of truth and falsehood. This article is an approach to explain the human analysis and knowledge of the thought – ‘truth’.
Author Nurul Muhammad Haque argues that despite vast research – the impact on knowledge and belief in human lives are still mysterious. Sometimes what we know, either we can’t infer it or justify it, but we feel it. We’ve felt it our entire life. We start questioning our knowledge, belief, worldly judgments and human intuitions. It’s like a splinter, driving us to know more and to justify our conviction. It constructs the structure to defend what we know, believe and ultimately accepts to wake up. Ironically it’s not far from the truth. This study is part of an attempt to highlight the analysis of knowledge and belief, and the approaches to rational knowledge.
In this article, Dr Maggie discusses for Alochonaa the failure of the current education system to educate students for life. It discusses what this failure means for students lives and their futures. Dr Maggie argues for ‘life education’ to become a permanent feature of every curriculum in all schools and universities globally.
Maggie Gilewicz, PhD* Ahhhh love…. I do know about love and I don’t know about love. Both statements are true. I don’t know about love because I cannot claim to know about something that I consider to be infinite. I don’t know about love because my knowledge of […]
Naureen ponders the deeper meaning of love in the lead up to the most globalised commercial event expressing love – Valentine’s Day. Let us observe love not only for a month, week, or just one calendar day. Yes, let us observe V-day, but let us also keep in mind not to make the other 364 days redundant of love. Let us not keep love confined to a specific time or bounded to one context.