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November 2018

Black Holes

21 November 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, 99 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4JF United Kingdom
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What are black holes? What happens inside one? We discuss black holes, philosophy, and the relationship between science and sci-fi.

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Being Disabled

28 November 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, 99 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4JF United Kingdom
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We will consider disability as it has been understood across history and cultures, and ask whether the term ‘disability’ captures the diversity of disabled experience.

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December 2018

Bad Language

3 December 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom + Google Map

Language is political and powerful, and some language is just not okay in polite company. We navigate the deeper issues around swearing, slurring, and slander.

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Protest Art

10 December 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom + Google Map

We discuss the limits and possibilities of protest art. Can making good art be balanced with making a political statement?

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January 2019

War

15 January | 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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Is war part of human nature? Is killing in war ever justified? What can be done to make future wars less likely and less devastating?

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W. E. B. Du Bois

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

Though best known as a sociologist, Du Bois made numerous contributions to philosophy. We discuss his life and philosophical work on race, propaganda, and science.

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The Politics of Memorials

29 January | 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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Some people and events are remembered by communities, others forgotten. Who and what ought to be remembered? Should some memorials be removed? And who should decide?

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February 2019

Philosophy and Psychiatry

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

Contemporary psychiatry is closer to science than philosophy. Exploring historical and contemporary cases, we explore how philosophy can enrich psychiatry, in theory and in practice.

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Being an Ally

13 February | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, 99 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4JF United Kingdom
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We reflect on what being an ally means, when or if allies are important, and why some attempts end in failure.

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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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