The Two Greatest Ideas
Linda Zagzebski with Anthony Morgan
In this conversation with Anthony Morgan, renowned philosopher Linda Zagzebski will explore what she takes to be the two greatest ideas in human history. The first is the idea that the human mind can grasp the universe. The second is the idea that the human mind can grasp itself. Zagzebski will consider how the interplay of the two ideas has led to conflicts that have left us ambivalent about the relationship between the mind and the universe, and will imagine a not-too-distant future when a third great idea, the idea that human minds can grasp each other, will help us gain an idea of the whole of reality.
Linda Zagzebski is George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emerita and the Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics Emerita at the University of Oklahoma. Her many books include Virtues of the Mind (1996) and Epistemic Authority (2012). Her new book The Two Greatest Ideas is published in November by Princeton University Press.
Anthony Morgan is based in Newcastle upon Tyne where he edits The Philosopher. twitter.com/philosopher1923