Speaker's Series Sept.25

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 15:00

Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation & Rhetoric along with the PhD in Argumentation Studies at the University of Windsor invite you to a talk by


Scott Forrest Aikin

Philosophy, Vanderbilt University

“The Owl of Minerva Problem”

The Owl of Minerva flies only at dusk.  That is a poetic way of saying that wisdom is a product of hindsight.  One reason why this is the case is that we must have experience to achieve wisdom, but the second reason is that we are changed in light of the insights that lead to wisdom.  Our reflection and knowledge make us and what we must do moving targets.  This has upshots with norms of reasoning and argument –our knowledge of how we should do these things well can occasion better performance and also new and previously impossible errors.  


Friday, September 25, 2020


Weekly presentations conducted via Zoom

All those interested should contact us for access information at crrar@uwindsor.ca