Modern smart technology is taking over many skilled tasks that used to be carried out by humans. Should we worry about becoming progressively deskilled? Is skilled activity an essential part of a worthwhile human life? Do we miss out on something valuable by failing to acquire and exercise specific skills? In this talk Fricker explores these questions and some possible answers.
Elizabeth Fricker is an Emeritus Fellow at Magdalen College Oxford and Visiting Professor in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. She is an authority on testimony—knowledge through the spoken or written word of others—and has also published in other areas of theory of knowledge and in the philosophy of mind.