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The Ashtray Or, the Man Who Denied Reality

Errol Morris with Ian Buruma
The Ashtray  Or, the Man Who Denied Reality

Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris expands on the series of pieces he wrote for The New York Times about how his experience as a young student with eminent historian of science Thomas Kuhn led him to ask big questions about how we know about truth and the nature of reality.

With the help not only of philosophers but also of such wide-ranging sources as The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, Lewis Carroll, Kafka, Orwell, and Twain, Morris mounts a powerful argument for the stability of truth, and the crucial importance of pursuing it — the same goal he has pursued throughout his storied filmmaking career.

Errol Morris

One of today’s most iconic filmmakers, Errol Morris earned an Academy Award for his 2003 feature documentary The Fog of War.

Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017.

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