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Forum for Philosophy

October 9th, 2019

Philosophy as Therapy?

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

October 9th, 2019

Philosophy as Therapy?

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Beverley Clack / Molly Macdonald / John Skorupski

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There is a rich tradition of claiming therapeutic powers for philosophy, but if philosophy is the love of wisdom, is ignorance bliss? Is philosophy only about sharp arguments and subtle distinctions, or can it help us find better ways to live? Join us as we discuss whether thinking philosophically can be a formĀ of self-help.

Speakers
Beverley Clack, Professor in Philosophy, Oxford Brookes
Molly Macdonald, Lecturer in Literary Theory, QMUL
John Skorupski, Professor of Moral Philosophy, St. Andrews

Chair
Shahidha Bari, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy and Professor of Fashion Cultures, UAL

 

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