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Professor Dilwyn Knox Inaugural Lecture

UCL Joint Faculty

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 from 18:30 to 19:30 (BST)

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Lux intelligibilis. What’s in a metaphor?’


 We say ‘I see what you mean’. We speak of the Enlightenment. What is this inner light that helps us think? Who discovered it? What does it do? Why has it inspired for centuries the most pervasive metaphors used to describe how we think?  Why are we heliotropes rather than dung beetles in our quest for knowledge? And what does it matter or, rather, why has it mattered to some people so much that they have become martyrs in its name? And what on earth - or for heaven’s sake? - has it to do with the Renaissance.A passage written in a villa just outside fifteenth-century Florence will, it is hoped, shed some light and clarify all.

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Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
2nd Floor Wilkins Building
UCL, Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 from 18:30 to 19:30 (BST)


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