The concept of knowledge, philosopher David Papineau provocatively argues, is a relic of the Stone Age that no longer serves modern humans in a complex world. In no way does Papineau discount the importance of truth. Instead, he insists that the concept of knowledge limits people’s ability to find it. For the philosophically inclined, Papineau’s essay offers a thought-provoking take on human intuition and decision making.
About the Author
David Papineau is professor of philosophy at King’s College London and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.