Our goal is to add momentum to the North-East's philosophical and cultural scene by running events and attracting speakers to the region, as well as one-off events in other parts of the country.

15th May 2018

EDITH HALL: Aristotle on True Happiness

Edith Hall first encountered Aristotle when she was twenty, and he changed her life forever. Now one of Britain's foremost classicists, and a Professor at King's College London, she is the first woman to have won the Erasmus Medal of the European Academy. Her new book, Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life, is published on 3rd May by Penguin.

Venue: Lit and Phil, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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19TH MAY 2018

Andres Saenz De Sicilia : What is Philosophical Materialism?

As part of Bigg Books's 'Philosophy in the Making' series, Andres Saenz De Sicilia will be joining us for a day-long workshop on the status of philosophical materialism and the various competing claims made on the title of materialism (from analytic philosophy of mind to Marxism to 'new' or 'speculative' materialisms). Andres is an exciting young philosopher who specializes in Kant, Hegel, and Marx. He currently lectures at Central Saint Martins and University College London and his first book is due out later this year.

Venue 1: Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG (10.30am to 12.30pm)

Venue 2: St John the Baptist Church Hall, Grainger St. (corner of Grainger St./Westgate Rd), NE1 5JG (2pm to 4pm)

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5TH JUNE 2018


Gregory Claeys is an intellectual and political historian, specializing in utopianism and radicalism. He has been Professor of the History of Political Thought at Royal Holloway since 1992. His new book, Marx and Marxism, is published on 5th April by Pelican Books.

Venue: Lit and Phil, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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