Friday, August 19, 2011

Newcastle Philosophy Society to launch new Festival of Philosophy!

Details are here and I'm delighted to be taking part. There are several distinguished figures participating and not least Mary Midgley.

My talk is scheduled for Wednesday, 12th October from 14.00-16.00 in King's Gate, Newcastle University.

"The Community and Me: The Importance of Recognition"
A discussion about the importance of our feeling we have a stake in society, something that arises through mutual recognition and the construction of our social identities. The talk would make some use of major philosophers, particularly Kant and Hegel, and relate these insights to concrete problems in current affairs.

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