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Hilary Lawson hosts

Philosopher, broadcaster, and IAI Founder

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Time, Space and Being

We think space and time are the structure of the universe. Yet Einstein argued 'space and time are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live'. And philosophers, Kant and Heidegger, saw space and time as the framework of thought, not the world. Are space and time just a human fantasy? Is time real? Does physics offer an answer by merging time and thre...

Where mathematical metaphors meet reality

Speakers: George Ellis

On rhetoric, meaning and language

Speakers: Stanley Fish, Margaret Heffernan, Stephen Neale

Is morality relative or absolute?

Speakers: Paul Boghossian, Naomi Goulder, Michael Ruse

Is absolute right and wrong a fantasy?

Speakers: Simon Blackburn, Phillip Blond, Myriam François

In Search of Parallel Universes

Speakers: George Ellis, Laura Mersini-Houghton, David Wallace

Is morality simply prejudice?

Speakers: Naomi Goulder, Brendan O'Neill, Sameer Rahim, Sam Roddick