Jason McKenzie Alexander/ Tali Sharot
Tuesday 3 December 2013, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Jason McKenzie Alexander, Professor of Philosophy, LSE
Chair: Tali Sharot, Faculty Member and Director of the Affective Brain Lab, Department of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences, UCL and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow
In 1945, Karl Popper published his defence of liberal democracy in The Open Society and Its Enemies. Now, more than seventy years later, we find ourselves living in a time when an unprecedented amount of information about our lives is made public, as well as held by private and governmental organisations. Jason McKenzie Alexander argued that such openness and transparency, instead of supporting the foundations of liberal democracy, in fact undermines it.