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Event Date : 03 May, 2017 05:30 PM - 03 May, 2017 07:15 PM

Summary :

Sense-Making from a Human Point of View
Prof. Adrian Moore (Oxford University)

London Branch Seminar Details

Venue :
Room 828, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way
City :
London
Organiser :
alison.brady.14@ucl.ac.uk

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.

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