London Branch Seminar
In this talk I shall sympathetically explore what I call the “artistic” conception of philosophy, whereby it has a significant creative element and is also fundamentally anthropocentric. I shall consider a problem for this conception which comes to light when we pit it against the contrast that is customarily drawn between so-called “analytic” philosophy and so-called “continental” philosophy. I shall suggest ways in which this problem can be addressed.
Professor Adrian Moore is a prolific contemporary philosopher with interests in Kant, Wittgenstein, the history of philosophy, and the philosophy of mathematics, logic and language, among others. He is a professor of philosophy at the University of Oxford. In 2016, he presented a ten-part BBC Radio 4 series, A History of the Infinite, in which he examined philosophical thought on infinity over the last two and a half thousand years.
A background paper is attached here.
Episodes of this series can be heard here.