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Date

May 23 2023
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Time

7:00 pm

Cost

$0-$10
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Knowing What We Know w/ Simon Winchester

The Mark Twain House hosts a conversation with award winning writer Simon Winchester about his brilliant and all-encompassing look at how humans acquire, retain, and pass on information and data, and how technology continues to change our lives and our minds. Studded with strange and fascinating details, Knowing What We Know is a deep dive into learning and the human mind. Throughout this fascinating tour, Winchester forces us to ponder what rational humans are becoming. What good is all this knowledge if it leads to lack of thought? What is information without wisdom? Does Rene Descartes’s Cogito, ergo sum—“I think therefore I am,” the foundation for human knowledge widely accepted since the Enlightenment—still hold? And what will the world be like if no one in it is wise? 

In-Person Event: $10 non-members, $5 members. 

Livestream: $5 non-members, free for members.

Location

Mark Twain House & Museum
Mark Twain House & Museum, Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT, USA

Labels

Virtual
Mark Twain House & Museum

Organizer

Mark Twain House & Museum
Website
https://marktwainhouse.org/

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