The Occult

Hosted by the Forum for Philosophy

Old Theatre, Old Building


Professor Lauren Kassell

Professor Richard Pettigrew

Dr Nisha Ramayya


Professor Shahidha Bari

Join us as we delve into the mystic just in time for Halloween.

Philosophy often presents itself as founded on logic and rationality, but even the most rigorous of us must concede that the world can be a strange place. So how does philosophy contend with the mysterious and the inexplicable? Can it really be logic all the way down, or might rationality stand on something a little spookier? 

Lauren Kassell is Professor of History of Science and Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Richard Pettigrew is Professor of Philosophy, University of Bristol.

Nisha Ramayya is Lecturer in Creative Writing at QMUL.

Shahidha Bari (@ShahidhaBari) is a Fellow at the Forum for Philosophy and Professor of Fashion Cultures, UAL.

Founded in 1996, the Forum for Philosophy (@forumphilosophy) is a non-profit organization that has gained widespread recognition for its work as initiator and sponsor of engaging and thoughtful events that facilitate wider participation in academic philosophy. 

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