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19.00 Lecture by Professor Jeremy Carrette, Dean for Europe
19.30 Drinks and canapés
This event is free and open to all to attend via the registration link.
IDEAS ACROSS BORDERS: MICHEL FOUCAULT'S SEARCH FOR FREEDOM- Professor Jeremy Carrette, Dean for Europe and Professor of Philosophy, Religion and Culture, University of Kent
How can we make sense of the paradox of increasing open expression and a world of borders and controls? Are we really free to think differently?
This talk will introduce the life and work of the French philosopher-historian Michel Foucault (1926-84) and explore his search for freedom. It will provide an outline of his key insights into knowledge and freedom and show how he attempted to increase our awareness of how human beings limit themselves through the ways they think. Exploring his historical studies of madness, the birth of medicine, the human sciences, the prison and human sexuality, the talk will show how Foucault understood the way that our knowledge about the world restricts the possibilities of how we live within it. Foucault's thought is an invitation to think differently across borders and the talk will show how Foucault understood the importance of thinking at the borders of Europe and non-Europe to reach this freedom.
This address by the University of Kent's Dean for Europe shows something of his vision of the importance of continuing international exchanges in education. It shows the importance of an educational world that connects countries and people to relate and exchange in critical and creative ways.
Book your place here: https://15016.thankyou4caring....
Please note that guests MUST register to attend this event.
LocationBritish Ambassador's Residence,
DetailsOpen to all,
Contact: Bryony Ayling