Jonathan Ree

Philosophy Salon: The Invention of Philosophy in English

with Julian Baggini, Jonathan Rée and Andrew Pyle

Festival of Ideas/
Wed 05 February 2020

Philosophy Salon: The Invention of Philosophy in English

with Julian Baggini, Jonathan Rée and Andrew Pyle

Jonathan Ree
Wed 05 February 2020,

Join Julian Baggini, philosopher-in-residence at St George’s Bristol, and his guests for an evening of philosophical conversation with time for your questions and contributions.

Jonathan Rée (pictured) rejects the ‘condescending smugness’ of traditional histories of philosophy. In Witcraft, his new history of philosophy in English, he abandons the standard, tired narratives and presents the history of philosophy as a haphazard series of unmapped forest paths, a mass of individual stories showing endurance, inventiveness, bewilderment, anxiety, impatience, and good humor. Expect the same from an evening of conversation with Julian Baggini, Andrew Pyle (University of Bristol) and you.

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