Friday, November 15, 2013

Great minds don't think alike

. . . is the heading of this special Public Lecture at Newcastle University (part of its Insights series) that I'll be speaking at with my long-time friend and fellow North East philosopher Mary Midgley. The details:

Mary Midgley & Thom Brooks

An event celebrating ten of the greatest minds of the 20th century - presented by Routledge Free admission, no pre-booking required.

Date: 19th November 2013
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Where are the great minds of today? Are we witnessing the end of ‘grand theory’ in the human sciences? Join acclaimed philosopher Mary Midgley, author of Beast and Man, and The Myths We Live By, and Thom Brooks, author of Hegel’s Political Philosophy and the founder of the new Unified Theory of Punishment, for an enthralling discussion about what, if anything, great thinkers such as Bertrand Russell, Claude Levi-Strauss, Sigmund Freud, Iris Murdoch and Simone Weil have in common. This event celebrates Routledge’s new Great Minds series – ten of the great books of the twentieth century refreshed for a new audience.

UPDATE: Newcastle University press release here and announcement in The Chronicle here.

1 comment:

David Robjant said...

Sorry I missed this. The urge to record every meeting for the internet is a creeping menace, but I would always be interested in Midgley on Murdoch and Weil.