I Feel Therefore I Am

BBC Radio 4

Where once facts, evidence and rationality were the path to knowledge, now the logic of feeling, of ‘my truth’ and ‘lived experience’ offers an alternative. Do we know our world through objective facts, or through subjective feelings?

In the final programme in the series, Professor Abigail Williams tackles the idea that a single objective truth is now being replaced by the idea of multiple truths. This investigation into the multiverse of truth takes us on a journey from Descartes to Derrida via the parallel worlds of science-fiction and the online multiverse.

How do we know things, how do we value both ‘my truth’ and ‘your truth’ and is the new focus on personal feeling and subjective truths something to celebrate or fear?

Producer: Julia Johnson
Presenter: Abigail Williams
Executive Producer: Samir Shah

A Juniper Connect production for BBC Radio 4