Each month, come to Café Des Taxis to have a drink and discussion with professors and other experts about important events happening in the world. Share your questions and your views, and join the long tradition of politics in the pub.

This month: The Danger of Subjectivity

Bias and emotion in argumentation, subjectivity, is nothing new. One need only look at the news for an abundance of examples from political actors. We all have our own personal experiences that shape how we view the world, though; impacting everything from mundane purchases, to relationships and allegiances, to the rigors of academic work. To what extent ought our personal attitudes, biases, and emotions shape our engagement with the world, though? To what extent do these things shape the questions we ask, the answers we come to, and all the steps in between? Can we actually do anything about it, and should we? Is objectivity even possible? Come discuss these questions and ask your own. The lead professor will be Gerald Power, IRD/HSS Researcher and Lecturer of History.