British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Lecture 2017:
JOHN COTTINGHAM: “WHY THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY MATTERS”
Location: Nash Lecture Theatre, King’s College London
Date: Friday 3 November 2017, 6.30pm
Directions: Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31), Second Floor, King’s Building, Strand (Main Campus), London WC2R 2LS.
From 2017, the BSHP will now be hosting an annual lecture series. The inaugural lecture of the series will be held by John Cottingham, Visiting Professor in the Philosophy Department of King’s College London. Professor Cottingham is the author of many books on the history of philosophy and on Descartes in particular, including Cartesian Reflections (Oxford University Press, 2008), Western Philosophy (Blackwell, 2007), Philosophy and the good life: reason and the passions in Greek, Cartesian and psychoanalytic ethics (Cambridge University Press, 1998), Descartes’s Philosophy of Mind (Orion, 1997), The Rationalists (Oxford University Press, 1988), and Descartes (Blackwell, 1986). He is also co-editor and translator of the three-volume Cambridge edition of The Philosophical Writings of Descartes.
All are very welcome. NB: Attendance is free, but registration is necessary. To be on the attendees list, please send an email with your full name to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The British Society for the History of Philosophy (BSHP), launched in 1984, is a registered charity, which exists to promote and foster all aspects of the study and teaching of the history of philosophy. It publishes the British Journal for the History of Philosophy, currently based at King’s College London.