Continuing with our inquiry into the ways of knowing, let’s read this text which posits that it’s hard to know when a fact is a fact.
While reading, note the following:
- What is the main idea of the text?
- What evidence or argument does the author give to support his idea?
- Is the author credible (should we believe him)? Why or why not?
- What have you learned about the role of facts in knowing?
Take time to write your notes and bring them to class on September 19 along with your thoughts about the Annie Dillard essay.
Update your thinking and comment on what is the role of reason in knowing? Post your comment as a response to this blog post, Sept 18 by 9.00 pm.