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The Meaning of Life

LSE Arts public lecture


From Plato through Monty Python to Terry Eagleton and beyond, the question of the meaning of life has been a source of both mystery and mirth. In this lecture, based on his new book Driving with Plato, Robert Rowland Smith breaks life down into its milestones from cradle to grave: what does it mean not just to be born and to die, but to learn to talk, to lose your virginity or have a mid-life crisis?

Robert Rowland Smith began his career as a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford before becoming a partner in a management consultancy. He now consults independently, has a column on moral dilemmas in the Sunday Times and contributes to BBC television and radio. His last book was Breakfast with Socrates, recently translated into sixteen languages.


Speaker(s):

Robert Rowland Smith | talks
Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge | talks

 

Date and Time:

12 January 2011 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Hong Kong Theatre
Clement House
London School of Economics and Political Science
London
WC2A 2AE


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London School of Economics & Political Science
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Free

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