The Knowledge Delusion
A Knowledge Café with David Gurteen
What is a Knowledge Café?
The Knowledge Café is a conversational process that brings a group of people together to share experiences, learn from each other, build relationships and make a better sense of a rapidly changing, complex world
The process is a simple one.
The participants sit in groups of 3 or 4 people at tables.
The speaker gives a short to the theme of the Café and then poses a question.
The participants then have three rounds of conversation around the theme and the question. At the end of each round, a few people change tables.
Finally, everyone comes together in a circle for a whole group conversation to share their thoughts and insights.
The outcomes of the Café: what you learn and the new relationships you form.
The Knowledge Café Theme: The Knowledge Delusion
We have built hugely complex societies and technologies, but most of us don't even know how a toilet works.
As individuals, we know almost nothing compared to what we think we know. Our personal knowledge is a delusion.
Most of our individual beliefs are not based on our personal experience or even our analysis of the evidence but are based on our trust or distrust of other people and institutions. Despite this, we argue and fight over our beliefs.
David will speak to the theme of this Knowledge Café and pose the question, "If as individuals we know so little, why do we fight so much?".