The Remarkable Philosophy of the TV Show “House”

In his essay for “Uncertainty,” the second issue of Nautilus, David Deutsch explains why you can never be entirely sure that a thought is undoubtedly correct. Despite that, he says we can still learn true things about the world, and that information be used in important pursuits like medicine.

In the clip below, Deutsch identifies someone who both gets the philosophy of fallibility and knows how to apply it to medicine: the TV doctor Gregory House. To hear more about Deutsch’s thoughts on the subject, watch the rest of his interview with Nautilus, or read his essay