Reason and Religious Beliefs 7.1
Some of the questions Professor McShane explores in the seventh lecture:
- What is science? What is scientific?
- Are ideas more real than what we see?
- Can a definition be seen?
- Is faith a conviction of friendliness?
- Does faith seek understanding?
- Is the Spontaneous “I” ethical?
McShane remarks on death in the 20th Century and the zombification of children. He claims that real science is when you do not have a hypothesis, but you have a puzzle. He talks about useful ways to think of Plato’s Cave with props (like K = CUE : Knowledge = Correctly Understanding Experience). He adds that it is a terrific gain to realize you are not understanding, and recognize when you are not being human and not being treated as human.