Philosophy Public Lecture Series, sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy
The History of Philosophy
The history of philosophy is long and magnificent, from ancient Athens to the present day. This series of public lectures will take you accessibly through key moments in that history:
- The birth of philosophy in Greece
- Philosophy in the Medieval world, especially the 'Golden Age of Islamic philosophy
- The Enlightenment
- Existentialism, the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sarte, Simone de Beauvoir and Albert Camus
Plus a final lecture where a panel of experts will move from thinking philosophy in its history to daring to think philosophy in its future. Where is philosophy headed? Where will the life of the mind end up, in years to come?
All lectures are taking place in the Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre, UEA
6.15pm (doors 6pm)
Free admission, all welcome
Prof. Catherine Rowett: "Ancient Philosophy: from birth pangs to coming of age".
This event is followed by a drinks reception which is free and open to all.
Dr. Davide Rizza: "The heyday of Islamic philosophy, in the Medaeval world".
Prof. Tim O'Hagan and Dr. Michael Frazer: in debate on "Enlightenments"; chaired by Dr. Jerry Goodenough.
Dr. Tom Greaves: "Existentialisms"
Panel discussion: Prof. Gary Francione, Dr. Silvia Panizza. Dr. Janosh Prinz, Dr Eugen Fischer on "The futures of philosophy"; chaired by Dr. Rupert Read
Our panellists will put forward and discuss with each other (and with the audience) their ideas, emerging from what this season's review of the history of philosophy has shown, on philosophy's future(s): including a taking more seriously of non-human animals, how women's voices are changing how philosophy is done, philosophy's place in debates about politics, and a possible alliance between philosophy and social science.
This event will be followed by a drinks reception which is free and open to all.
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