A C Grayling on 'Humanism and The Big Questions' | Leeds Humanists' Annual Lecture
World-renowned philosopher A C Grayling will deliver the inaugural Leeds Humanists' annual lecture where he will be considering some of the big ideas in humanists thought.
The roots of humanism lie in philosophical ethics, stemming from the Socratic challenge to 'live the considered life,' and the fruits relate to ideas about human rights and community; in this talk both are explained, and their connection elaborated.
About A C Grayling
A C Grayling CBE MA DPhil (Oxon) FRSA FRSL is the Founder and Principal of New College of the Humanities at Northeastern University, and its Professor of Philosophy. He is also a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. He is the author of over thirty books of philosophy, biography, history of ideas, and essays. He was for a number of years a columnist on the Guardian, The Times, and Prospect magazine. He has contributed to many leading newspapers in the UK, US and Australia, and to BBC Radios 4, 3 and the World Service, for which he did the annual 'Exchanges at the Frontier' series; and he has often appeared on television. He has twice been a judge on the Booker Prize, in 2014 serving as the Chair of the judging panel. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Vice President of Humanists UK, Patron of the Defence Humanists, Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society, and a Patron of Dignity in Dying.
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