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The moment of truth

Philosophers through the ages have engaged with the concept of truth. And the question whether something is true or not is more urgent than ever in these times of fake news and alternative facts. These are turbulent times, times of doom scenarios but of visionary views too. Where is it all going? Who tells the truth? Is truth the same to everyone? How credible is science? And who decides what is or isn’t true? Maybe we should take things a bit less seriously and maybe humour can save us. But what kind of humour? What is humour anyway? Cynicism?

On the Groningen Night of Philosophy, over 25 speakers will be looking for truth, humour, and good in humans. The programme is stacked with lectures, talks, discussions and debates.

The Groningen Night of Philosophy is a collaboration between the Faculty Philosophy (UG), Studium Generale and the Forum Groningen

If you want to see the full program, please visit our Dutch website.

Agenda

Friday 9 October
20:00 till 00:30
Forum Groningen Nieuwe Markt
€ 19.50

The first speakers are announced!

Jules Montague

Jules Montague studied medicine at Trinity College in Dublin. She is a Consultant Neurologist in London, a job she combines with medical work in Mozambique and India each year.

Her book Lost and Found. Memory, Identity, and Who We Become When We’re No Longer Ourselves (2019) is a poignant, clarifying and consoling book about what is left when our memory no longer works.

Jules Montague

Lisa Herzog

Lisa Herzog is a political philosopher with a background in economics.

In her work, she discusses the intersection of these fields, both with regard to the history of ideas and from a systematic perspective. Currently, she focuses on workplace democracy and the relation between democracy and expertise.

Foto: Sylvia Germes

Lisa Herzog

Andreas Schmidt

Andreas Schmidt is an Assistant Professor of Political Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy in Groningen.

He works in political theory, ethics, and the philosophy of public policy. With a particular interest in socio-political freedom, consequentialism, distributive justice, egalitarianism, future generations, behavioural policies, and public health.

Andreas Schmidt

Agenda

Friday 9 October
20:00 till 00:30
Forum Groningen Nieuwe Markt
€ 19.50

The Groningen Night of Philosophy is a collaboration between the Faculty Philosophy (UG), Studium Generale and the Forum Groningen.

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