Andrew Benjamin/ Joseph Schear/ Simon Swift
6.30 – 8.00pm, Wednesday 28 October 2015
Andrew Benjamin, Professor of Philosophy (Kingston University, London)
Joseph Schear, Lecturer in Philosophy (University of Oxford)
Simon Swift, Senior Lecturer in Critical and Cultural Theory (University of Geneva)
Danielle Sands, Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow
Can complex philosophical ideas be expressed in clear, accessible language? Or is philosophy necessarily obscure and impenetrable for most people? Are some branches of philosophical thought more easily translated into everyday language and others inescapably technical? Are the different branches even capable of speaking to each other, let alone to a non-specialist audience? Should philosophers work harder to be lucid, accessible, and to promote wider public understanding? In this panel, three thinkers from across the philosophical spectrum will address these questions.