Friday 19th - Sunday 21st October 2012
100 Years of Philosophy
Joint Festival with the Philosophical Society of England on the occasion of its centenary – Friday 19th - Sunday 21st October 2012 in the Old Bell Hotel and the Abbey House Gardens Library
Friday 19th October: in the Old Bell Hotel
5.00 – 5.15pm Introduction by Brenda Almond, President of the PS of E
5.15 – 6.30pm George MacDonald Ross: 100 Years of Philosophy
Saturday 20th October: in the Abbey House Gardens Library
9.30 – 10.30am Angie Hobbs: Ancient Greece and the Future of Philosophy
10.30 – 11.00am COFFEE
11.00am – 12.30pm Jonathan Ree: Power to the People – philosophical societies and social change
12.30 – 1.30pm LUNCH
1.30 - 2.30pm George MacDonald Ross:
2.30 - 3.30pm FREE
3.30 – 4.30pm Richard Norman: Philosophy in the Mid-Twentieth Century – how the wider world impinged
4.30 – 5.00pm TEA
5.00 – 6.00pm Martin Cohen: Thought Experiments – science or philosophy
7.00pm Buffet Supper in the Old Bell Hotel with the Philosophical Society of England
Sunday 21st October: in the Old Bell Hotel
9.30 – 10.15am Brenda Almond: How Applied Philosophy Lost Its Way and Can’t Find It Again
10.15 – 10.45am COFFEE
10.45am – 12noon Debate and Panel Retrospective: Angie Hobbs, Ben Baising, Michael Bavidge,
Angie Hobbs is newly appointed as the first Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.
Richard Norman is Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Kent, where he taught philosophy from 1970 onwards.
Jonathan Ree is a freelance philosopher and historian. His books include Proletarian Philosophers, Philosophical Tales, Heidegger, and I See a Voice.
Martin Cohen is a writer on philosophy and social science issues, including green economics. He is editor (with Michael Bavidge) of The Philosopher, and author of 101 Philosophy Problems. His latest book (with Andrew McKillop) is The Doomsday Machine: the high price of nuclear energy, the world's most dangerous fuel (Palgrave, 2012).
Michael Bavidge is Chair of the Philosophical Society of England. He was a lecturer in Philosophy at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, Newcastle University, where he also ran the Adult Education Programme. He has written on psychopathy and the law, pain and suffering, and animal minds.
Brenda Almond is President of the Philosophical Society of England and Emeritus Professor of Moral and Social Philosophy at the University of Hull. Her most recent book, The Fragmenting Family, challenges the new social constructivist ideology of the family.
Ben Basing has been a hobby philosopher since starting with the Open University in 1987. After six years arranging meetings for the Open University philosophy society he became convenor for the Philosophical Society of England (London Group) and is regularly involved with several informal groups around London as well as continuing to be a perpetual student at London School of Philosophy and Oxford University Department of Continuing Education.
George Macdonald-Ross taught the history of modern philosophy at the University of Leeds. He has published books on Leibniz and Hobbes, and was for ten years Director of the Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies of the Higher Education Academy.
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Saturday all day £18.00
Sunday morning (including coffee) £5
Saturday night Buffet Supper £25
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Friday Daytime Programme
There will be 3 presentations on the part Philosophytown can play in the regeneration of the High Street and conservation of Malmesbury during the afternoon on Friday 19th October. Details to be announced – watch this website.
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