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July 2nd, 2013

Philosophical Biography and Autobiographical Philosophy

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

July 2nd, 2013

Philosophical Biography and Autobiographical Philosophy

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Ray Monk/ Stephen Mulhall/ Simon Glendinning

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Tuesday 2 July 2013, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Ray Monk, Professor of Philosophy, University of Southampton

Stephen Mulhall, Professor and Fellow in Philosophy, New College, University of Oxford

Chair: Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

Heidegger famously introduced his course on Aristotle with the words ‘He was born. He thought. He died.’ This dialogue explored two dimension of the relation between philosophy, biography, and autobiography. First, is the biography of a philosopher simply irrelevant to an understanding of his or her thought? And, second, is there a dimension of philosophical thought that is itself autobiographical?

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