A. C. Grayling
The History of Philosophy
Sunday 13th October 2019, 1.45-2.45pm
Baillie Gifford Big Tent
Join this intellectual heavyweight as he navigates the revelatory history of both Western and Eastern philosophy.
The story of philosophy is an epic tale: an exploration of the ideas, views and teachings of some of the most creative minds known to humanity. This event with be authoritative, entertaining and accessible as Grayling marshals disparate theories into a coherent whole to spin an endlessly illuminating tale of intellectual progress.
With his characteristic clarity and elegance, A. C. Grayling will take you from the world-views and moralities before the age of the Buddha, Confucius and Socrates, through Christianity's dominance of the European mind to the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre, and philosophy today. And, since the story of philosophy is incomplete without mention of the great philosophical traditions of India, China and the Persian-Arabic world, he gives a comparative survey of them too.
Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.