Tuesday 19 June 2012, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, LSE
Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
Chair: Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
In 1785 Kant predicted that ‘in our continent, where all are so closely linked by trade’, war and threats of war would eventually lead to the formation of ‘a great political body of the future, without precedence in the past’. Nietzsche, some hundred years later, saw something similar coming too. In this lecture, Simon Glendinning explored how the views of philosophers prefigured and prepared for the reality of European Union today.