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Simon Blackburn and Noam Chomsky — Lecture and Award Event

Post by RickLewis » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:21 am

Simon Blackburn and Noam Chomsky — Lecture and Award Event
Tuesday 27th January 2015 at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London.

If you live in or near London, we would like to invite you to an evening of philosophy organised jointly by Philosophy Now and by Philosophy For All. The event will take place in the Great Hall at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4LR on the evening of Tuesday 27th January.

At 6:30pm Philosophy For All's annual George Ross Memorial Lecture will be given by one of Britain's best-known philosophers, Professor Simon Blackburn, on "Faith, Hope and Charity for Humanists."

Always a lively and fascinating speaker, Simon Blackburn is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His books include Spreading the Word (1984), Ruling Passions (1998), Think (1999), Lust (2004), Being Good (2001) and Mirror, Mirror (2014). His website is at http://www2.phil.cam.ac.uk/~swb24/

The lecture will be followed at 8:30pm by the presentation of the annual Philosophy Now Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity (https://philosophynow.org/award). This year the Award will be given to Professor Noam Chomsky, who (technology permitting) will join us by live video link from MIT.

Noam Chomsky is a world-renowned linguist and philosopher. He was chosen for the Award because of his contributions to critical thinking, and in particular for his work with Edward S. Herman on the 'Propaganda Model', a detailed analysis of structural biases and filters that shape news reporting in the mass media worldwide. His many books include "Syntactic Structures", "Manufaturing Consent" (with Edward Herman) and "Media Control".

The event is free of charge and all Philosophy Now readers and members of Philosophy For All are very welcome. You don't need a ticket, though in the event of overcrowding latecomers may have to be turned away.

I do hope you can join us!

Best wishes,
Rick Lewis

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