The Value of Knowledge

People tend to value knowledge; it’s better to know something than just to believe it, even if your belief is correct by pure luck.  But why?  What’s so great about knowledge?  In this Wireless Philosophy video, Jeremy Fantl (University of Calgary) explains the so-called “Meno problem” – the problem of explaining why knowledge is distinctively valuable.

Professor of Philosophy at University of Calgary

Jeremy Fantl is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Calgary, and did his PhD at Brown University.  His research interests include epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind.

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