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Philosophy Café: What good is knowledge Event

13:00 - 14:00
11 November 2010
John Hansard Gallery University of Southampton

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Event details

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?

Seeking food for thought during your lunch hour? Join us at the John Hansard Gallery for the Philosophy Café, a series of free, informal discussions open to all. No previous knowledge required – just an appetite for ideas.

Each session begins with a short talk by one of the University’s philosophy experts, followed by an open forum for debate.

Speaker information

Dr Daniel Whiting,Lecturer

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