IAI Video: The Limits of Logic

Logicians don't rule the world or get the most done. Could it be that a consistent world view is neither desirable nor achievable? If we abandon the straightjacket of rationality might this lead to a more powerful and exciting future, or is it a heresy that leads to madness?

CroppedImage608342-the-limits-of-logicIn case you missed IAI sponsored conference HowTheLightGetsIn2014, you can watch one of the debates on the limits of logic. The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) is committed to fostering a progressive and vibrant intellectual culture in the UK. We are a charitable, not-for-profit organisation engaged in changing the current cultural landscape through the pursuit and promotion of big ideas, boundary-pushing thinkers and challenging debates.

The Debate

Logicians don't rule the world or get the most done. Could it be that a consistent world view is neither desirable nor achievable? If we abandon the straightjacket of rationality might this lead to a more powerful and exciting future, or is it a heresy that leads to madness?

The Panel

Shahidha Bari asks Cambridge philosopher and author of Think Simon Blackburn, psychiatrist and author of The Master and His Emissary Iain McGilchrist, and radical journalist Beatrix Campbell whether we should embrace the irrational.

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