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17:30 - 19:15 11 November 2015

On the meeting of minds


Room 802 | Institute of Education (link Map)
20 Bedford way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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David Bakhurst, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

This paper explores the notion of the meeting of minds. In everyday parlance, this phrase often just means that the parties in question agree with or understand one another. David Bakhurst pursues a richer interpretation where a meeting of minds is marked by a deep intellectual accord. he argues that non-inferential knowledge of other minds is possible, and that human beings can share thoughts and feelings in a substantive sense, making possible the mutual recognition of a profound and enduring like-mindedness. His argument aspires to illuminate knowledge of other minds in general, as well as the phenomenology of educational encounters.


SunInn Yun