What is truth?
You've heard that we live in a "post-truth" era. Meaninglessness and nihilism abound, together with a variety of dogmatisms, scepticisms, and confusions. Zealous censors seek to control public narratives under the banner of misinformation, disinformation, and the public good. Meanwhile, heterodox "free thinkers" are fighting a culture war about basic "truths" concerning biology and other subjects -- without ever raising the profound question of the meaning of truth or the essence of truth. Isn't it time you cut through the noise to listen to the greatest thinker of our time, Martin Heidegger, reflect on what the greatest philosopher of antiquity, Plato, had to say about truth? This course walks you through Heidegger's interpretation of Plato's cave allegory to help you connect all the dots.