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September 2017
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Unrequited Love

26 September | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Exploring responses to unrequited love from philosophy, psychoanalysis, and art. What can it teach us about ourselves? Does it cause harm and is anyone to blame?

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October 2017
Free

Is Post-modernism to Blame for Our Post-truth World?

2 October | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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Did Derrida make us do it? Exploring the relationship between facts, alternative facts, and fiction, and the precarious status of truth in the twenty-first century.

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Invasive Species

10 October | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Non-native species have squawked, crawled, and rooted themselves in new environments. Is this really an ecological problem and what does it reveal about our own anxieties?

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Digital Selves

17 October | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom + Google Map

What happens to memory, emotion, and thought in the age of Google? Can we embrace digital selfdom, or does digital culture only distort the self?

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Parallel Universes

23 October | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Why do some physicists and philosophers think there are parallel universes? Are they right? Exploring the ‘many-worlds interpretation’ of quantum mechanics and its strange consequences.

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Who Is a Refugee?

30 October | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom + Google Map

Why are some people crossing borders called refugees while others are not? What reasons are there to distinguish between refugees, migrants, and displaced people?

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November 2017
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The Politics of Mental Health

8 November | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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At the intersection of the personal and the political, we will explore the impact of the economics, politics, and society more broadly on mental health.

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Strong Feelings

14 November | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Reason is often contrasted with emotion, but what if emotion is essential for understanding traditional philosophical ideas?

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The Minds of Birds

20 November | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom + Google Map

What is it like to be a bird? We consider how birds shaped human thought and culture, and offer a bird’s eye view on the world.

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Sovereignty

29 November | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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What is sovereignty and why is it so highly prized? Is there any role for it in our globalized world?

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December 2017
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Time Travel

5 December | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Two philosophers and a science fiction writer discuss time travel, and how thinking and writing about it has changed science and philosophy.

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