REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE (£5+fee) TO RECEIVE A ZOOM LINK TO A TALK, Q&A ETC. REGISTRATION CLOSES 5PM 28TH APRIL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/straighttalk-with-dr-julian-baggini-beyond-western-humanism-tickets-150202019283
There is a revolution brewing in the world of philosophy as it is increasingly recognised that, far from having nothing to contribute to the intellectual development of the world (a view posited by Immanuel Kant), Africa and Asia are laden with rich seams of ideas, that are waiting to be mined by philosophers and scholars of other disciplines. Join our friends at Association of Black Humanists in this edition of StraightTalk, with Dr Julian Baggini, about the sources of and resources for Humanism Beyond Western Philosophy.
“Humanism is often associated with the European Enlightenment, with its mixed record of orientalism, empire and Judaeo-Christian roots. But if we look to Asia and Africa, I think we find philosophical ideas that may actually provide a firmer foundation for 21st century humanism.” – Dr Julian Baggini
Dr Julian Baggini is a British philosopher, journalist and the author of over 20 books about philosophy written for a general audience, including, The Godless Gospel, published in 2020, How the World Thinks, A Short History of Truth, The Ego Trick, Freedom Regained and The Edge of Reason. He is co-founder of The Philosophers’ Magazine and is a regular columnist for international newspapers and magazines such as the Financial Times, The Guardian, Prospect and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to his work on philosophy he has also written on corporate ethics, atheism, secularism and the nature of national identity. In 2019 Baggini was named academic director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy.
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