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The Importance of Not Being Earnest (Forum for Philosophy)

10 May, 6:00 pm7:15 pm

We explore what’s philosophically interesting about comedy. Both have a lot in common: showing up the ordinary as odd, critiquing the status quo, hecklers… But can humour be a source of knowledge? What does it tell us about how we interact with one another? What role does it play in our social and political life? And will we ruin the joke by explaining it?!

 

Speakers
Rob Newman, Comedian & Author
Kieran Setiya, Professor of Philosophy, MIT
Zoe Walker, Lecturer in Philosophy, Magdalene College, Cambridge

 

Chair
Sarah Fine, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy, LSE and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, KCL (@DrSJFine)

 

Co-sponsored by the Centre for Philosophy and Visual Arts, KCL

 

More information here

 

Details

Date:
10 May
Time:
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/programme/not-being-earnest/

Venue

Online via Zoom

Organiser

Forum for Philosophy
Website:
https://www.philosophy-forum.org