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
Is Consciousness Ultimate Reality? (Episode #1513)
KQED World: Fri, Apr 29, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Some say that consciousness is the only true reality-that everything else, including the universe, comes from consciousness. If so, how would consciousness relate to the world?
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 29, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
Can Dualism Explain Consciousness? (Episode #1512)
KQED World: Fri, Apr 22, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Dualism claims reality has two parts, a physical and a nonphysical (mental or spiritual), both equally real. Dualism is believed by most people but rejected by most philosophers and scientists.
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 22, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
What Is Causation? (Episode #1511)
KQED World: Fri, Apr 15, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Why does one thing 'cause' another thing? Is causation fundamental, primitive, real-not reducible to, or explainable by, anything else? Or is causation a human construct, derivative, artificial? At stake is what existence is about.
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 15, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
Does God Know Everything? (Episode #1510)
KQED World: Fri, Apr 8, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Western religions claim that God is all-knowing. Then the trouble starts. What does it mean to know everything? Is God's knowledge of the future truth? Are 'possibilities' truth? Can God know infinities of truths? Does omniscience test a theistic God?
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 8, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
How to Argue for God? (Episode #1509)
KQED World: Fri, Apr 1, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Is there a supreme being, a creator of all things, a God? Can arguments-reasons, logic, ways of thinking-cut through traditions, norms, feelings? Believers bear the burden of proof.
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 1, 2016 -- 10:30 AM