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European Provocations

In this series we invite thinkers and scholars - thought provokers in their own right - to introduce a short text which has special significance to them.

What is Enlightenment?

Wednesday 3 June, 6.30-8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Sacha Golob, Lecturer in Philosophy, King’s College London

Ankhi Mukherjee, Associate Professor of English, University of Oxford

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

Chair: Katrin Flikschuh, Professor of Political Theory, LSE

Is the Enlightenment finished or is it an ongoing project? What does Enlightenment mean in a globalised world? In what ways might the concept of Enlightenment illuminate current issues of European identity, secularisation, and the so-called ‘clash of civilisations’? In this event, three speakers return to Immanuel Kant’s seminal essay ‘Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?’ in order to address these questions.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEenlightenment