WHAT WE CAN NEVER KNOW
lively, engaging and provocative examination of the limits of knowledge in philosophy and science
David Gamez is co-editor of What Philosophy Is, which has sold over 3600 copies. This book will appeal to a similar trade audience.
- Gamez writes with an extremely clear and fresh style that makes often complicated topics highly accessible to a general audience
- Each chapter illustrates its topic with a lively thought experiment that engages the reader in pushing each theory to its limits
- Gamez illustrates his explanations and arguments with clear diagrams that will assist the reader in reaching a full understanding of the subject discussed
- The philosophy of science is a very hot topic at the moment and this book, which challenges the paradoxes in philosophy and science, will reach a wide audience within and without academia.
Contemporary philosophy and science strive to give a complete account of the world and our position in it. In this original and provocative book, David Gamez engages the reader in a series of colourful thought experiments that illustrate the limits of this mission. Although we commonly believe that science will give a final description of everything, What We Can Never Know reveals blindspots in many of our theories that completely undermine their ability to explain reality. Each chapter explores these problems using a popular question or topic in philosophy, such as our perception of space, the nature of time, scepticism or the relationship between reason and madness. In this series of lively studies, Gamez pushes our everyday assumptions to their limits and opens up fresh perspectives on philosophy and science. By leading the reader progressively through key areas of our knowledge, this book will leave you questioning everything that you think you know.