Rebecca Newberger Goldstein - Plato at the Googleplex

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein - Plato at the Googleplex

Autumn Festival of Ideas 2014


Please note: This event took place in Oct 2014

Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

Is philosophy obsolete? Are the ancient questions still relevant in the age of cosmology and neuroscience, not to mention crowdsourcing and cable news? Imagine Plato came to life in the twenty-first century and embarked on a multi-city speaking tour. Philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein probes the deepest issues confronting us by allowing us to eavesdrop on Plato as he takes on the modern world.

Speaker Biography

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein received her doctorate in philosophy from Princeton University. Her award-winning books include the novels The Mind-Body Problem, Properties of Light, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction and nonfiction studies of Kurt Gödel and Baruch Spinoza. She has received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, has been designated a Humanist of the Year and a Freethought Heroine, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Ticket prices: £7.00 full / £6.00 concessions

Image credit: Steven Pinker

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