Hosted by The Forum for European Philosophy

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Host: The London School of Economics & Political Science
Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
Speaker: Brian Klug, Joseph Cohen, Simona Forti, Dr Peter Dennis

Nazism pervaded every level of German society, and philosophers were not immune. While much scholarship has understandably focused on recriminations of key figures, tonight’s panel reflect on some broader questions raised: Can philosophy help us understand the nature of evil? And does thinking philosophically really help us live better lives?

The speakers are:

Brian Klug – Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy, St Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford. Brian will be talking about Hannah Arendt's discussion of Eichmann's misuse of Kant's principle of the categorical imperative.

Joseph Cohen – a Lecturer in Continental Philosophy, University College Dublin.

Simona Forti – Professor of Philosophy, University of Piedmont and Visiting Professor of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research, New York.

Dr Peter Dennis – a Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow.

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Brian Klug has authored the introduction to 'Words of Fire – selected essays of Ahad Ha'am'

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