'Philosophy, Death, and What Matters' is a one-day philosopy event led by Nigel Warburton with a guest lecture on Montaigne and death by Sarah Bakewell (author of How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer) to be held on Saturday 22nd Feb in room C2.14 at 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW. 10.30am - 4.30pm
1oam Doors open
10.30 - 11.30 Death, Fear, Mortality (Nigel Warburton)
Epicurus on Fear of Death
David Hume's death, and his 'On Suicide'
11.30 - 11.45 break
11.45 - 12.45 My Own Death (Nigel Warburton)
Bernard Williams on Immortality
Jean-Paul Sartre on My Death and becoming Prey to the Other
12.45 - 1pm Recap of the day so far
1pm - 2pm lunch break (there are many excellent local cafés and restaurants)
2pm - 3pm Guest lecture by Sarah Bakewell on Montaigne and Death
Sarah is author of the superb How to Live: A Life of Montaigne
3pm - 3.20pm Break
3.20pm - 4.20pm Death and the 'Afterlife' Samuel Scheffler's approach to death and what he calls 'the afterlife' (Nigel Warburton)
Booking for the day is now open. The cost for the day is £50 payable in advance (£40 for full time students, OAPs, and unemployed).
Some comments on Twitter from participants on a previous one-day event ('Philosophy in a Day'):
'Thank you for thought provoking day. We loved it and can't stop talking about it.'
'Thanks to @philosophybites for putting on such an engaging day of philosophy. Will keep an eye on your future events '
'Absolutely superb day. I can't recommend this highly enough. Fantastic!'
'a really good day '
'What a great way to spend my Saturday! Nigel Warburton's Philosophy in a Day'
'Thanks Nigel for a very enjoyable and informative day.'
You might also be interested in 'Philosophy: the Basics' a 6-session course led by Nigel Warburton. Further details here.