HowTheLightGetsIn philosophy & ideas festival

May 21, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Institute of Art and Ideas

United Kingdom


  • King's College London
  • The New College of the Humanities

Main speakers:

Simon Blackburn
Cambridge University
Ray Brassier
Berit Brogaard
University of Miami
Nancy Cartwright
Durham University
Peter Hacker
Oxford University
Ted Honderich
Rae Langton
Cambridge University
Mary Midgley
John Milbank
University of Nottingham
John R. Searle
University of California, Berkeley
Bernard Stiegler
Goldsmiths College, University of London
Gianni Vattimo

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HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy festival, is back with a new theme: 'Fantasy and Reality'. From the dangers of morality to the limits of knowledge, join leading philosophers John Searle, Mary Midgley, Simon Blackburn, Ray Brassier, Gianni Vattimo, Ted Hondrich, Rae Langton, Bernard Stiegler, Peter Hacker, Nancy Cartwright, John Milbank, Berit Brogaard and many more to challenge the foundations of our reality and discover the new fantasies shaping our world.

Philosophy debates will range from 'In Search of Self' with Mary Midgley, Simon Balckburn and Colin Blakemore to 'The Good, the Bad and the Dangerous' with Gianni Vattimo, Helena Cronin and Daniel Everett and 'Matter & Mind' with Markus Gabriel, Ray Brassier and Eva Jablonka. For more info head to

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