The Unseen World
Micheal Redhead


Introduction
The unseen world is the world of atoms, quarks, and genes that constitutes the scientific world view, but is not available to direct sensory experience. In this lecture, Michael Redhead, centennial professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science and co-director of the Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, looks at a variety of views that scientists and philosophers have put forward about the cognitive status of the unseen world from both an historical and a modern perspective.




Michael Redhead explores the history of the unseen world.

 

This feature is taken from a lecture delivered at the London School of Economics and Political Science on May 2, 2001. Copyright The London School of Economics and Political Science.