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Who, what, when, where, why, and how? From childhood, these questions construct the foundation of knowledge gathering and problem solving. Seemingly basic, they are essential to progressing from inquiry to answer, from simple thought to complex networks of understanding. And yet, these most central questions often are overlooked in our harried pursuit of information and our rash assumptions of meaning. Who “truly” knows, and how? What is known, and why does it count as knowledge? When is knowledge formed, and where is it found? What happens when we neglect to ask—and answer—the fundamentals?
Join us as Clark University professor Wes DeMarco (Philosophy) leads a community conversation exploring the value of the well-asked question.
Co-sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities, Difficult Dialogues, and the Department of Philosophy at Clark University