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This Autumn is set to welcome a host of philosophy events to Newcastle, as The Black Swan and The Lit And Phil bring in some amazing talks, debates, discussions and a whole load more.

Next up on Saturday 29th September at The Black Swan is The Art of Reason: Curiosity, Creativity, Mystery, featuring two of the UK’s leading philosophers Timothy Williamson and Raymond Tallis and the all day event is home to talks and discussion.

The Lit and Phil is set to hold a season of talks focused on helping us navigate the challenges of modern life.  On Tuesday 9th October, Emily Thomas (University of Durham) helps us learn what time really means and the impact it has on our day to day lives. Tuesday 23rd October Carl Cederstrom (University of Stockholm) will be will tracing our present-day conception of happiness. Then through to November, Tuesday 6th November, Brian O’Connor (University College, Dublin) looks at idleness and philosophy, Tuesday 20th November, it’s Clare Chambers (Cambridge University) arguing for the abolition of state-recognised marriage on the grounds that it violates both equality and liberty, even when expanded to include same-sex couples.

It draws the year out on Thursday 6th December, Sarah Richmond (University College, London) will be discussing her new translation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s masterpiece, Being and Nothingness, and how important this critical work is.

For more information on these philosophy events, you can find out more here.

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