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THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT
BEING EARNEST

6.00–7.15pm, Monday 10 May

 


 

We explore what’s philosophically interesting about comedy. Both have a lot in common: showing up the ordinary as odd, critiquing the status quo, hecklers… But can humour be a source of knowledge? What does it tell us about how we interact with one another? What role does it play in our social and political life? And will we ruin the joke by explaining it?!

 

Speakers
Robert Newman
Comedian & Author
Kieran Setiya
Professor of Philosophy, MIT
Zoe Walker
Lecturer in Philosophy, Magdalene College, Cambridge

 

Chair
Sarah Fine
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, KCL

 

Co-sponsored by the the Royal Institute of Philosophy and the Centre for Philosophy and Visual Arts, KCL

 


 

 

Free  |  Online  |  All welcome

 

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10 May 2021

 The Importance of Not Being Earnest

The Importance of Not Being Earnest

With Robert Newman, Kieran Setiya, and Zoe Walker

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