The London Library Philosophy Group
12 April 2017 6pm – 7.45pm (and every second Wednesday of the month thereafter)
The London Library Philosophy club launches on 12 April and will provide a regular forum for discussing topical issues in philosophy.
The group is open to all members, from complete beginners to those who are well read in the subject. All that is asked is that members are willing to join in the discussion and should have read the text that is being discussed which will be circulated in advance of each meeting.
The first meeting will look at themes of personal identity and the mind, inspired by the philosopher Derek Parfit and one of his early papers – “Personal Identity' which is available on JSTOR through the Library’s electronic resources. Using Partfit’s paper as the starting point for the discussion, the group will begin by examining what binds us to our past and future self?
Members will receive further details about the group, and a reading and resources list which relates to the topic being discussed at the next meeting.
Free to members. Numbers are limited to 15 members each meeting.
Please note: this group is only open to members of The London Library
Face to Face: Books From East Asia
Monday 22 May 2017; 6.00pm-8.00pm
Printing was well-established in East Asia long before it became common practice in Europe, with the earliest examples dating from the 8th century.
Professor Peter Konickitalks about the history of printing in East Asia, with a special opportunity to see a display of items from his personal collection of old Japanese and Korean books, the oldest of which is an illustrated Buddhist text printed in Japan in 1278. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see these privately owned treasures at first hand.
Peter Kornicki is Emeritus Professor of Japanese at Cambridge University and Deputy Warden of Robinson College, Cambridge. He was President of the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) between 1997-2000.
Places at this event are free of charge but limited. Reserve your place here
Please note this event is for London Library members only.
PhD Members' Group