Our Public Engagement Event asked: What is the point of Philosophy?
Building on our previous successful partnerships with University of Leeds that have brought philosophical issues to broader, non-academic audiences, this public philosophy event addressed the perception that philosophy – and academic philosophical research in particular – has little material impact on the world. Through a series of academic speakers and a lively mix of interactive discussion the diverse audience of local people asked: ‘What is the point of philosophy?’
Thanks to our speakers:
– Dr. Mary Leng, University of York
– Prof. Aaron Meskin, University of Leeds
– Dr. Joe Saunders, University of Leeds
And all to our philosophy volunteers.