Simon Glendinning

This event is jointly organised with the European Institute, LSE

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Tuesday 10 February, 6.30-8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Simon Glendinning, Professor of European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

Chair: Danielle Sands, Lecturer in Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

50 years ago Professor Glendinning gave an inaugural lecture arguing for the abolition of inaugural lectures. His failure allowed his son to return to this theme. This lecture explored whether philosophy’s distinctive and historic relation to something like an inaugural public pledge to speak publicly points towards a conception of the professor in general as someone who, working in the university, demands that such work not be exclusively enclosed within it.