Public Lecture Series 2019 Public Lecture Series 2019

All events are free and open to all. 

Thank you to our sponsor, The Royal Institute of Philosophy

 

Being Governed

 

What does it mean to be governed? We usually associate being governed with politics. In modern democracies, we are supposedly self-governing. But what does it mean to govern ourselves? And do we, really? Or perhaps we should associate being governed with the laws of nature; then being governed comes as necessity. The 2019 Public Philosophy Lecture Series will explore ways in which our lives are being governed that fall in the space between the voluntarism of politics and the necessity of laws of nature, including by way of ‘economics’, ‘rules’, ‘nature’, ‘social science’ and ‘populism’.

 

We seek to make all our public lectures as accessible as possible. You can listen to audio recordings of all the public lectures in this series, using the links below. 

 

Tuesday 22 January, 6:15pm

Thomas Paine Lecture Theatre

“Being Governed by Economics” Dr Alex Douglas (St. Andrews)

Discussant: Prof. Robert Sugden (UEA)

This event is followed by a drinks reception that is free and open to all

Listen to an audio recording of this past event here

 

Tuesday 5 February, 6:15pm

Thomas Paine Lecture Theatre

“Being Governed by Rules for Belief” Dr James Andow (UEA)

Discussant: Ian Hare (UEA)

Listen to an audio recording of this past event here

 

Tuesday 19 February, 6:15pm

Thomas Paine Lecture Theatre

“Being Governed by Nature” Dr Rupert Read (UEA)

Discussant: Dr Janosch Prinz (UEA) and Dr Sophie Scott-Brown (UEA)

Listen to an audio recording of this past event here

 

Tuesday 5 March, 6:15pm

Thomas Paine Lecture Theatre

“Being Governed by Social Science” Dr Michael Frazer (UEA)

Discussant: Dr Zeynep Pamuk (Oxford) 

Listen to an audio recording of this past event here

 

Tuesday 19 March, 6:15pm

Thomas Paine Lecture Theatre

“Being Governed by Populist Logic” Dr Marina Prentoulis (UEA)

Discussant: Dr Emmy Eklundh (KCL)

This event is followed by a drinks reception that is free and open to all

Listen to an audio recording of this past event here 

 

 

Lectures and Q&A run from 18.15 to 20.00 (doors open at 18.00), Thomas Paine Study Centre, UEA

Free parking is available in The West Car Park. Please download a free campus map here. Grid Ref: L17 and L19  

For more information, please contact:

philosophyevents@uea.ac.uk | 01603 593412

 

Previous events: 

The Philosophy Public Lecture Series 2018