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INFINITY AND IMMORTALITY – ADRIAN MOORE

Sunday Lecture – Infinity and Immortality

Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL

29 July 2012

11.00, £3 on the door / free to members of the South Place Ethical Society

 

Adrian Moore shall consider questions that arise in connection with the desirability or otherwise of immortality. In particular, he will address Bernard William’s argument that a never-ending life would eventually become tedious to the point of unendurability. Moore will suggest that there are two questions that need to be distinguished, even though they can easily appear to be equivalent. First, would immortality be preferable to mortality? And second, is death a bad thing? Distinguishing these questions helps us to understand better the force of Williams’ argument.

“I’ll be exploring fundamental questions about human mortality, beginning with the question of whether it would be preferable never to die” — Adrian Moore, New Statesman, p.38.

See: http://conwayhall.org.uk/talks-lectures

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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John Dewey

PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION RESEARCH SEMINARS

Summer Term 2010

All seminars will take place in Room 828, Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, on Wednesday’s, 5.15pm – 7.30pm

PROGRAMME:

28 April: Julian Baggini, Editor, The Philosophers’ Magazine, Real Respect: Dealing with Shared and Contested Values

5 May: Paul Standish, Institute of Education, London, Calling Education to Account

12 May: Uffe Jensen, Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas, Aarhus University, Philosophy and the Education of Educators

19 May: John Cottingham, Department of Philosophy, University of Reading, Demandingness, Moral Development and Moral Philosophy

26 May: Alistair Miller, Institute of Education, London, Two rival aims of education: social justice and the good life

2 June: Christopher Winch, Department of Education, King’s College London, The role of Philosophy of Education in Teacher Education

9 June: Sean Sayers, School of European Culture and Languages University of Kent: MacIntyre, Modernity and the REF

16 June: Sanjay Seth, Department of Politics, Goldsmiths, University of London, Changing the Subject: Western Knowledge and the Question of Difference

23 June: Danièle Moyal-Sharrock, School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire, Situating Memory: Wittgenstein and neuropsychology 

30 June: Adrian Moore, Department of Philosophy, University of Oxford, Bernard Williams’ Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy: Question and Answer session

All welcome

For further information please contact n.carr@ioe.ac.uk

Neal Carr, Post Graduate Research Degrees Administrator, Institute of Education, Room 806, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL; Tel: 0207 612 6820

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