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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