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.
Does Consciousness Defeat Materialism? (#1609) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Does anything exist beyond the physical world? If yes, could consciousness undermine materialism? If no, could consciousness confirm materialism? It's the big test.
- KQED World: Fri, Sep 30, 2016 -- 3:30am
- KQED World: Fri, Sep 30, 2016 -- 10:30am
Fallacies In Arguing for God? (#1610) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
When believers argue that God exists, what mistakes do they make? What are their errors in logic as well as in fact? Whoever wants to believe in God must not use arguments that do not work.
What Is Philosophy of Science? (#1611) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Can science discover all truths? Or are there truths beyond science? What is science? A process? A way of thinking? How to get at the essence of science, discern how it really works?
Does Philosophy Help Science? (#1612) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
What constitutes good science? Are there limits to science? If so, what are the boundaries? How deep can science dig into the foundations of the world?
Marvin Minsky: Like No Other (#1613) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
One of artificial intelligence's legendary pioneers, Marvin Minsky, recently died. With this tribute, we celebrate his penetrating analysis of brains, minds, AI, religion and God.