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Oxford Think Festival - Richard Swinburne 'Are We Bodies or Souls?'

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World Philosophy Day event as part of the Oxford Think Festival

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Saturday 9th - Thursday 21st November

Oxford University Press is delighted to once again partner with Blackwell’s Oxford to host a weekend of talks and discussions and present the Oxford Think Festival.

Celebrating the quest for knowledge and seeking to stimulate discussion of some of the big issues and ideas of our time, the festival brings together some of our most inspiring and exciting minds. Join us for a full weekend of debates and discussion, a preview event with Jon Davis & John Rentoul on the legacy of the Blair government, and a special World Philosophy Day event with Richard Swinburne.

All events are free to attend, but registration is strongly recommended.

Thursday, 21st November, 1pm – 'Are We Bodies or Souls?' with Richard Swinburne

What are humans? What makes us who we are? Many think that we are just complicated machines, or animals that are different from machines only by being conscious. On World Philosophy Day, join Richard Swinburne, one of the world's leading philosophers, as he explores what it is to be human. Swinburne comes to the defence of the soul and presents new philosophical arguments that are supported by modern neuroscience. He shows how belief in the human soul is compatible with modern science.

Richard Swinburne was Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at the University of Oxford from 1985 until 2002. Since then he has continued to lecture in many different countries. His published works include a trilogy on the philosophy of theism, the central title being The Existence of God, Second Edition (Oxford 2004), a tetralogy of books on the meaning and justification of central Christian doctrines, and Mind, Brain, and Free Will (Oxford 2013). He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

All talks will be taking place in the Philosophy Department located in the Norrington Room, please note, this area is only accessibly via stairs. Limited seating is allocated on a first come first seated basis, we recommend to arrive early to ensure a seat. For all enquiries email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or call our Customer Service Department on 01865 333623.

For more information about the other events feature in the festival please click on the links below:

Saturday 9th November, 1pm - OUP Oxford Think Festival - 'Heroes or Villains?' Jon Davis & John Rentoul

OUP Oxford Think Festival Saturday 16th November

OUP Oxford Think Festival Sunday 17th November

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