David Papineau
Professor of Philosophy, King's College London, & Graduate Center CUNY

David Papineau is professor of philosophy at King’s College London and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. He has been president of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association. He is the author of Philosophical Devices (2012) and Knowing the Score (2017).

Written by David Papineau

Unreliable evidence. Photo by Xavier Zimbardo/Getty

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Knowledge
Knowledge is crude

Far from being a touchstone of the truth, knowledge is a stone-age concept that harms our dealings with the modern world

David Papineau

'Both batting and bowling are very unnatural, all sideways and no swiping'. England's Stuart Broad bowls against India in London, July 17, 2014. Photo by Philip Brown/Reuters
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Genetics
Runs in the family

Cricketing dynasties seem to imply that talent is genetic. Yet the evidence from other sports queers the pitch

David Papineau