April 27: Molyneux's Problem
Consider a person born blind who has learned to identify a round object and a cube by touch. Now imagine she can see for the first time. Will she be able to distinguish between these two objects through vision alone?
We'll discuss this thought-experiment, which is one of the most fruitful in the history of philosophy.
Philosophy for Lunch happens every Wednesday from 12–1PM, Dickson Hall, 430.
What is P4L? Students and professors close-read and discuss a few of the greatest passages in the history of philosophy.
Who's invited? No preparation or previous knowledge of philosophy is needed. Everyone is welcome!
Should I bring anything? Bring a beverage, and if you're hungry, bring your actual lunch.
Brought to you by the new Department of Philosophy at Montclair State University