Caspar Hare is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at MIT. He writes about ethics, practical rationality, metaphysics, and the connections between them. He knows a magic trick that Winston Churchill once insisted be performed half a dozen times (he was still baffled).
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Science, Can it Teach Us Everything?
Caspar asks: can science tell us everything there is to know about the world? He tells us about a famous argument that it can't, sometimes called 'the knowledge argument' or 'the Mary argument', due to philosopher Frank Jackson. If the argument is right, then there are certain aspects of the worl