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Forum for European Philosophy
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Panel Discussions

The Good Life

Monday 11 May, 6.30 – 8pm 
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE 

Amber Carpenter, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Yale-NUS College and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of York

Josh Cohen, Professor of Modern Literary Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London and a practising psychoanalyst

Edward Skidelsky, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Exeter

Chair: Danielle Sands, Lecturer in Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

What makes a life good? Is the ‘good life’ a happy life? Does the ‘good life’ name an individual experience or a social goal? In what ways have alterations in our perception of the human changed the notion of human flourishing? In this event, three thinkers will address the meaning and significance of the ‘good life’ today.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEgoodlife

 

On Free Speech

Tuesday 2 June, 6.30-8pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Lisa Appignanesi, writer, novelist, broadcaster, cultural commentator and Visiting Professor, Department of English, King’s College London

Rae Langton, Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Stephen Law, Lecturer in Philosophy, Heythrop College, University of London

Peter McDonald, Professor of English and Related Literature, University of Oxford

Chair: Peter Dennis, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

Recent events have provoked a public debate about the right to free speech. In a continuation of this debate, we will bring together philosophers and campaigners to examine the philosophical underpinnings of free speech, and how recent events should affect our thinking about it.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEfreespeech

 Listen to the podcast of this event here.

Alienation and Disenchantment

Tuesday 9 June, 6.30-8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University

Max De-Gaynesford, Professor of Philosophy, University of Reading

Joanna Hodge, Professor of Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University

Chair:Peter Dennis , LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

‘The fate of our times is characterised by rationalisation and intellectualisation and, above all, by the “disenchantment of the world”’, declared Max Weber in 1917. These themes have occupied Akeel Bilgrami over many years, and his reflections on them have now been brought together in a collection of essays, Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment. In a change to the original programme, Bilgrami will be with us to discuss his work, alongside Max De-Gaynesford and Joanna Hodge.  

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEFEP

 

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