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Silence (Forum for Philosophy)

23 November, 6:00 pm7:15 pm

We tend to view silence as the opposite of speech, but silence too can speak volumes. There is considerable interest in free speech, what about the ability to remain silent? Does silence have a particular value, and how can we achieve it in our busy, noisy world? Examining perspectives from across philosophy, religion, and political thought, we challenge our assumptions about silence, questioning its relation to thinking, and asking whether it might serve as a form of political resistance.

 

Speakers

Monica Vieira, Professor of Politics, University of York
Rachel Muers, Professor of Theology, University of Leeds
Naomi Waltham-Smith, Reader in Philosophy, University of Warwick

 

Chair

Danielle Sands, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, RHUL

 

More information, including details of how to attend, here.

 

Details

Date:
23 November
Time:
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/programme/silence/

Venue

Online via Zoom

Organiser

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