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May 19th, 2020

From the vaults: Sleep

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

May 19th, 2020

From the vaults: Sleep

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Marina Benjamin/ Russell Foster/ Simon Wortham

 


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Philosophers have diligently examined consciousness, but what do they have to say about our nightly loss of consciousness? In an age of mindfulness, is there something to be said for sleepfulness too? And for those of us still rubbing our eyes at 4am, what is it that keeps us awake in the wee small hours? With apparently two-thirds of Britons suffering from sleep problems, this Forum event promises to be your wake-up call, exploring the science, philosophy and literature of sleep.

 

Speakers
Marina Benjamin
Author, The Middlepause and Insomnia & Senior Editor, Aeon
Russell Foster
Professor of Circadian Neuroscience, University of Oxford
Simon Wortham
Professor in Humanities, Kingston University

Chair
Shahidha Bari
Senior Lecturer in Romanticism, Queen Mary University of London & Fellow, Forum for Philosophy

 

Recorded on 15 October 2018 at the LSE

 

 

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Forum for Philosophy is a non-profit organization promoting philosophy. We host events, produce podcasts, and publish an essay series to showcase the work of contemporary academic philosophers from all philosophical traditions, often in conversation with each other and with academics from other disciplines. In all of our activities, we promote thought-provoking discussion of science, art, and politics from a philosophical perspective.

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