Nancy Cartwright believes it is a myth that science is on its way to furnishing us with a theory of everything. Jonathan Walmsley talked to her about how her ideas have developed and about her new book “The Dappled World”.
Rudy Fara is a maker of philosophy videos. Before I say any more, let’s just get a few ideas out of our heads. Forget earnest Open University dons talking straight to camera about how Plato is “our contemporary”. Forget Hollywood pitchers imploring, “it’s gonna be like Woody Allen meets Die Hard”. And forget B-list comedians undertaking a round of interviews with top “egg-heads” in a state of faux-bemusement. What Fara is doing is far more serious and valuable than any of these ideas “video-philosophy” calls to mind, as Julian Baggini discovered.