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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Philosophy Cafe Event

Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Date:
11 November 2010
Venue:
John Hansard Gallery Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Lifelong Learning Team on 02380 59 7261 or email lifelonglearning@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

What good is knowledge?

The present debate about the role of universities is in part a debate about the value of knowledge, a debate that dates back to Socrates. Why, he asked, do we value knowledge? Are we right to do so? If knowledge is valuable, is it because of the practical benefits it brings? Or might it be valuable for its own sake?

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Speaker information

Dr Daniel Whiting,Lecturer in Philosophy

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