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Philosophy lecture: being governed by economics



Tuesday 22 January 2019, 6:15pm


Thomas Paine Study Centre, UEA

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All lectures, Normal, Philosophy, Politics

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Tuesday 22 January, 6.15pm (doors 6pm)

Being governed by economics 

Philosophy lecture by Dr Alex Douglas (St Andrews)

Lecture theatre, Thomas Paine Study Centre, UEA

With discussant Prof Robert Sugden (UEA).

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.

Over five events, the 2019 philosophy public lecture series will explore ways in which our lives are being governed that fall in the space between the voluntarism of politics and necessity of laws of nature, including by way of 'economics', 'rules', 'nature', 'social science' and 'populism'.

The lecture is free to attend and will be followed by a drinks reception. 

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