Ray Monk/ Stephen Mulhall/ Simon Glendinning
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?