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Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture: Philosophy and Rhetoric: Retelling the Old Story

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Thursday 29th September 2016

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The recent European referendum and the upcoming elections in the United States have drawn our attention again to the ancient art of rhetoric. Personality, imagery and emotions have proven to be forceful tools of persuasion, often more forceful than argument and fact. Thus, the recent events alone warrant the theme of this year’s series of Royal Institute of Philosophy lectures at St Mary’s University: Philosophy and Rhetoric. Yet, the series hopes to move beyond the old quarrel, in which philosophers dismiss rhetoricians as dangerous and misleading and rhetoricians, in turn, consider philosophers immature. This first lecture in this new series will reflect on some of the ways in which philosophy and rhetoric may interact.
Registration All lectures are free and open to the public without registration. Lectures start at 5.15pm and last for 50 minutes, with 40 minutes for questions. This is then followed by a wine reception. Venue Senior Common Room, St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham TW1 4SX Directions to the University can be found at: www.stmarys.ac.uk/contact Information about previous lectures can be found at: https://stmarysphilosophy.wordpress.com For further information please contact: Dr Yasemin J. Erden – yj.erden@stmarys.ac.uk
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Date:
Thursday 29th September 2016

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For more information about this event please email conferences@stmarys.ac.uk or call 020 8240 8219.

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