Professor Hope Fitz heads to Romania for a philosophical discussion on Human Knowledge

Hope Fitz will  deliver a paper at the 10th Congress of the International Society of Universal Dialogue, ISUD, in Craiova, Romania, July 4-9, 2014.  The theme of the Congress is “The Human Being: Its Nature and Functions”.  This is a theme that focuses on the human as a species. Hope wrote the theme.  The paper which she will present is entitled: “Human Knowledge from a Human Perspective”.  This paper focuses on the fact that the philosophical belief that humans could have certain knowledge of reality has lost its credence over the centuries.  Also she will argue that what one must consider in seeking understanding, which is necessary for knowledge, are the means to knowledge and the methods of knowing. She will trace the line of means and methods from the Greeks through Kant, and then consider Martin Heidegger’s objection to all mind-dependent theories which he said started with Aristotle and culminated in the philosophy of Kant. Finally, Hope will adumbrate the post deconstructionist thought of Michele Foucault, and introduce the epistemology of discourse.

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