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Forum for European Philosophy Public Lecture

This event marks the launch of Professor Neiman's latest book, Moral Clarity.

Susan Neiman is a moral philosopher and one of the most distinguished scholars writing today. As director of the Einstein Forum she is used to asking big questions and making the tools of her academic discipline relevant to the average, thinking citizen. In Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists, Neiman shows how the resources of the eighteenth century Enlightenment (David Hume, Adam Smith, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Immanuel Kant) can help us to reconstruct a progressive politics. In her commitment to reason and the facts of the world, in her brilliant readings of the Western canon, and above all in her fierce commitment to politics as a moral endeavour, Neiman makes it possible to believe that the Enlightenment is not yet exhausted and that we are free to join it if we wish.

Susan Neiman is director of the Einstein Forum. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Neiman studied philosophy at Harvard and the Freie Universität Berlin, and taught philosophy at Yale and Tel Aviv University. She is the author of Slow Fire: Jewish Notes from Berlin, The Unity of Reason: Rereading Kant, Evil in Modern Thought and Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-up Idealists 2008.


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Date and Time:

25 December 2009 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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