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Facts, Fiction and Philosophy

LSE Language Centre exhibition celebration

Date: Tuesday 19 February 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Atrium Gallery, Old Building 

RERUM COGNOSCERE CAUSAS. It is perhaps too rarely remembered that LSE’s motto ‘to learn the causes of things’ derives not from some work in prose but from a Latin epic poem by Virgil, celebrating Lucretius, a philosopher who also wrote in verse.

This exhibition launch, devoted to the link between literature and philosophy from the ancient world through to the great writers of the twentieth century Sartre and Camus, and the contemporary writers Kundera and Stoppard, complements the exhibition Facts, Fiction and Philosophy running in the LSE Atrium Gallery (21 January-2 March).

The evening will include a short student dramatized performance of classic comedy featuring no less a figure than Socrates himself, as well as audiovisual footage relating to the exhibition and a drinks reception.

This event is hosted by the LSE Language Centre with a key contribution from the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and generously supported by the LSE Annual Fund.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email O.Sobolev@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7020.

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