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language as a window into human nature

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Sunday 24 February The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far Right Extremism This talk explores the interaction between the far right and Islamist extremists and the consequences for the global terror threat.

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Monday 4 March Hans Keller (1919 – 1985): a musician in dialogue with his times Alison Garnham and Susi Woodhouse present an evening of music and readings to celebrate Hans Keller.

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Monday 4 March Plato’s Phaedrus and the power of Eros Plato's Phaedrus - a look at power Plato recognizes Eros in the journey of the human soul.

See more talks like this in: academic / religion / religion / philosophy

Tuesday 5 March Philosophies of East and West This 16-week course will introduce you to the major systems of thought of East and West. They are arranged under three subject headings: Ethics, Sociopolitics and Philosophy of History.

See more talks like this in: academic / ethics / ethicaldilemmas / politicalphilosophy / ethics

Tuesday 5 March Corridors: Passages of Modernity Roger Luckhurst explores how the corridor went from a utopian ideal to a place of unease: the archetypal stuff of nightmares.

See more talks like this in: sport / olympics / londonolympics2012 / architecture


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