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February 2019

Doping

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

Performance-enhancing drugs are banned in sports, but should they be? And what about ‘smart drugs’? We’re getting philosophical about all things doping, competing, and cheating.

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The Haunting of Neo-liberalism

28 February | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Marx wrote of the spectre of communism haunting Europe. The Cold War might be over, but have we exorcised Marx’s ghost? And post-9/11, have new spectres appeared in our midst?

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March 2019

Brave New World

2 March | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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From genetically modified food and designer babies, to chemical mood enhancers and AI, science allows us to radically transform future societies. Are scientists and engineers morally obliged to design a utopia? Or are things best left to ‘nature’?

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The Irish Enlightenment

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

We explore the oft-overlooked Irish Enlightenment, asking how the turbulent politics affected the intellectual landscape, and whether there is something distinctively Irish about these thinkers.

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Mood

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

What is a mood? And can philosophy make sense of it? We explore Zeitgeists, ambiences and mood altering drugs and music.

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Disgust

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

We explore the ‘rich universe of the disgusting’ and ask what disgust can teach us about art, morality and the self.

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