Kuzminski to Lead Roundtable Seminar on ‘Knowledge and Belief’

April 26, 2011

Adrian Kuzminski, Research Scholar in Philosophy at Hartwick College, will give a roundtable seminar on "Knowledge and Belief: Pyrrhonists vs. Dogmatists," at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, in the Farrington Room, Dewar Hall on the Hartwick College campus. The public is invited to attend.

Kuzminski is the author of Pyrrhonism: How the Ancient Greeks Reinvented Buddhism (Lexington Books, 2008) and other works. His talk will contrast the problem of knowledge in the philosophical tradition with the challenge of belief in the religion tradition and explore some connections between the two.

"People these days are overly skeptical about what we can know, and overly credulous about what we might believe," Kuzminski said. "As a result, it is difficult today to think clearly about our experience and to separate fact from opinion. The baleful results of this muddled thinking are evident in everything from public policy to personal decision-making. The ancient Pyrrhonists offer an approach which promises to dispel our confusion over this basic issue."

For additional information, contact Kuzminski at 607-547-8586.

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