Closer to Truth
This series on Cosmos, Consciousness and God is a global journey in search of the vital ideas of existence. It explores fundamental issues through intimate, candid conversations with leading scientists, philosophers, scholars, theologians and creative thinkers of all kinds. Dr Robert Lawrence Kuhn, creator and host of the series, seeks answers to fundamental issues of universe, meaning and purpose, with each episode featuring 4 to 7 of the world's foremost thinkers.
Closer to Truth Previous Broadcasts
Can Enlarged Materialism Explain Consciousness? (Episode #1608)
KQED World: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Materialism is the belief that only physical things are real. But physical things seem so utterly different from mental things. Could there be more to materialism than the known laws of physics?
- KQED World: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
Can Brain Alone Explain Consciousness? (Episode #1607)
KQED World: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Can physical facts about the brain account for mental experiences of the mind? Has philosophy of mind made progress? We take a 15-year journey with John Searle and David Chalmers.
- KQED World: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
Religious Faith: Rational Or Rationalization? (Episode #1606)
KQED World: Fri, Sep 9, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
There is strain between faith and reason, yet many people proclaim their faith. Why? What generates faith? God? Or human psychology? Should we want to have faith?
- KQED World: Fri, Sep 9, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
Can God and Science Mix? (Episode #1605)
KQED World: Fri, Sep 2, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Science and religion each claims dominion over deep reality. But science and religion are not parallel. All should believe science, humanity's common language, while religion has many skeptics.
- KQED World: Fri, Sep 2, 2016 -- 10:30 AM