January 31, 2020
William James Hall
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
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About the Night of Philosophy & Ideas
Originally from France, a night of philosophy and ideas is a marathon of philosophical debate, performances, readings, and music happening overnight.
Boston’s first Night of Philosophy & Ideas at Harvard University will bring together academics from various disciplines, as well as artists, activists, and public intellectuals to address a variety of timely questions around this year’s central theme: Being Alive. What is the good life? What does life mean for us but also for other living creatures? What do we owe to each other? How have recent technological changes affected the ways in which we understand ourselves? By diving into topics as diverse as physics, sex, greek heroes, police shootings, Darwinism, zombies, gender equality, migration, subjectivity, slavery, and pull-ups, we will explore life in the 21st century. The event will also feature an art exhibition, a magic performance, poetry reading, dance shows, art classes, meditation, screenings and a book swap.