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Thinking Society: The Place of the Intellectual

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The intellectual is born of the activity of thinking. She lives an existence in the world, the boundaries and dilemmas of which she tries to face with questions and possible answers beyond the limits of the purely academic.

Where does the intellectual stand nowadays? What kind of world is she facing and with which kind of questions is she confronting it? Does she have a role at all, or is any role or responsibility of the intellectual lost in our time? This lecture series seeks to open up past and current histories of the intellectual to find out her present standing and relation to the world in which she lives.

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Grand Discussion

The Place of the Intellectual

UserCristina Devecchi, Professor Geoffrey Hawthorn.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ's College.

ClockWednesday 16 May 2007, 17:00-19:00

Plato and Aristotle on why an intellectual life is even better than a moral one

The Place of the Intellectual

UserProfessor David Sedley, Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ's College.

ClockTuesday 15 May 2007, 17:00-19:00

Intellectuals, oil, and violence

The Place of the Intellectual

UserDr Alexander Etkind, Lecturer of Slavonic and Russian Studies.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ's College.

ClockMonday 07 May 2007, 17:00-19:00

A scientific approach to the nature of ethics

The Place of the Intellectual

UserProfessor Robert Hinde, Emeritus Professor of Zoology.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ's College.

ClockThursday 03 May 2007, 19:30-20:30

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