Reason was traditionally seen as the Enlightenment's great legacy and the origin of our success. Yet talk of reason is increasingly derided as the rhetorical bluster of the educated elite, typically powerful and male. Is rationality just the prejudiced claim of those who are sure they are right? Were we mistaken to think reason drives progress? Or is it an unassailable and essential tool for social hamony and future flourishing?
Oxford Intellectual Historian Alister McGrath, philosopher and author of Fear of Knowledge Paul Boghossian, and Professor of Religion and author of Strange Wonder Mary-Jane Rubenstein rethink our faith in rationality and reason.