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The place of value in a world of facts

Friday 10 October 1.30-6pm
Saturday 11 October 9.30am-6pm
LSE, London WC2

Where do our ideas of value come from? Why do we hold that some things 'ought to be the case', others 'ought not'? Is the concept of 'ought' a human invention, or is value latent in the very structure of the universe? 

This major public conference organised by the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) sees philosophers and scientists debate the foundations of beauty, truth and goodness - and their relevance in the modern world.

Speakers: Simon Blackburn, Partha T Dasgupta, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C Dennett, Oliver Goodenough, Ian Hacking, Anne Harrington, William Irons, Jesse Prinz, Philip Kitcher, Michael Redhead, Martin Rees, Elaine Scarry, Frans de Waal. 

Tickets for this conference have now sold out. A returns queue will be operating for members of the public on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 October. 


Contact: Jess Winterstein, LSE Press Office, 020 7955 7582 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| to register press interest.

Main organiser: Professor Nicholas Humphrey, CPNSS, 020 7955 6826 or email: n.humphrey@lse.ac.uk| 

9 October 2003