July 18, 2014 – The Island of Knowledge

This program features a conversation with Marcelo Gleiser, the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. He is the author of four books, most recently The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning. This book addresses such questions as, “Do all questions have answers? How much can we know about the world? Is there such a thing as an ultimate truth?”

Previous books:
The Dancing Universe: From Creation Myths to the Big Bang
The Prophet and the Astronomer: Apocalyptic Science and the End of the World
A Tear at the Edge of Creation: A Radical New Vision for Life in an Imperfect Universe