Episode 11: Epistemological Contagion

Literally Everything by Max Staley and Ethan Pack

Episode notes

Ethan and Max discuss the CoVid-19 crisis "as an epistemological event." Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that deals with knowledge — what do we know to be true? What criteria do we use to decide what is a fact? How do we organize our knowledge? We all have intuitive answers to these questions, but they have been put under tremendous pressure by the amount of often conflicting yet critically important information we are receiving about the pandemic. Our conversation touches on everything from telephoto lenses, to data visualization, Westworld, and the question of free will. And, of course, the Scientific Revolution. Send any comments to literallyeverythingpod@gmail.com.