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SILENCE

6.00–7.15pm, Tuesday 23 November

 


 

We tend to view silence as the opposite of speech, but silence too can speak volumes. There is considerable interest in free speech, what about the ability to remain silent? Does silence have a particular value, and how can we achieve it in our busy, noisy world? Examining perspectives from across philosophy, religion, and political thought, we challenge our assumptions about silence, questioning its relation to thinking, and asking whether it might serve as a form of political resistance.

 

Speakers

Monica Vieira
Professor of Political Theory, University of York
Rachel Muers
Professor of Theology, University of Leeds
Naomi Waltham-Smith
Reader in Philosophy, University of Warwick

 

Chair

Danielle Sands
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, RHUL

 

 


 

 

Free  |  Online  |  All welcome

 

 

 

For any queries, email philosophy-forum@lse.ac.uk

 

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