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Can a Country be Proud of its Past? (Forum for European Philosophy public discussion)

2 November 2015, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Forum for European Philosophy public discussion

Individuals are responsible for their actions, but what about groups of individuals like nations or states? Does membership of these groups make it appropriate to take up certain normative attitudes towards ourselves such as pride, guilt, or shame? And what role (if any) should public acts of remembrance play in maintaining and determining these attitudes? As the UK prepares to mark Armistice Day, we seek answers to these questions from a panel of historians and philosophers.

Sara Amighetti is a PhD Researcher in the Department of Political Science at UCL.

Robert Eaglestone is Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Mihaela Mihai is Senior Research Fellow in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh.

Chair: Peter Dennis is a LSE Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and a Forum for European Philosophy Fellow.

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2 November 2015
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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