Festival of Ideas: Edith Hall and Antonia Macaro

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Waterstones Bristol Galleries, use Union Street entrance

11A Union Galleries

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Bristol

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Edith Hall and Antonia Macaro
Ancient Wisdom for a Sceptical Age
Tue 12 June 2018, 19:00-20:00
Waterstones (Union Street entrance)
£8 / £6 / £4.50
£4.50 Partner Rate is for staff, students or members at the following organisations: Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Business West, University of Bristol and UWE.

Can the ancient philosophies offer any guidance for life in the twenty-first century? Edith Hall (pictured) and Antonia Macaro believe they can. Hall advocates Aristotle’s Way, a path to human flourishing built on evidence-based reason. Macaro also draws on ideas in Buddhism and classical Stoicism, which have strikingly similar ideas about a life of unattachment to worldly goods. In discussion with Julian Baggini, Hall and Macaro will draw out the lessons to be learned as well as asking if there are some out-of-date ideas that need to be ditched. Can and should we pick and mix or do we have to accept or reject Aristotelianism, Buddhism or Stoicism lock, stock and barrel?

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The Festival of Ideas endeavours to hold its events in venues that are accessible to all, but if you have specific access concerns it is advisable to contact the venue direct. The event will be amplified by there is no loop system at Waterstones. There are toilet facilities in store.

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Waterstones Bristol Galleries, use Union Street entrance

11A Union Galleries

Broadmead

Bristol

BS1 3XD

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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