Our Brains are Not Scientists, They’re Lawyers

Our Brains are Not Scientists, They’re Lawyers

Nowadays, there is my news and your news, your truth and my truth, and consensus about facts is increasingly elusive. Even the university, once the place where young minds pursued “veritas,” is more likely today to teach its students the postmodern prioritization of subjectivity over objectivity, discourse over reality, perspective over universal truth. Against this backdrop, HUC-JIR Symposium 2 explored the various ways in which contemporary Jews–especially liberal Jews–grapple with the concept of the truth.

This conversation with Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman, recorded at the Symposium, was published on the HUC-JIR College Commons podcast as “Truths, Untruths and the Problem of Perspective.”

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