“People in this country have had enough of experts”, Michael Gove famously pronounced. Indeed, the role of experts may seem inherently in tension with the ideal of democracy. But ignorance, in all its forms, is a genuine threat to democracy, and we now face a culture of ignorance. Why the antipathy toward experts, why the flaunting of wilful ignorance, and how can democracy survive them?
Lecture Theatre, Storey Institute, Lancaster
Tuesday 10th December, 6-7pm
Royal Institute of Philosophy Public lecture – free and all welcome
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