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Thursday, 4 September 2008

Simon Critchley . . .

'Simon Critchley will tell you how to live'

Paradise Row is pleased to announce the launch of The Speakers' Society, a forum for the exploration of ideas in the realms of contemporary art, culture and politics. The Speakers' Society is generously supported by Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

At our first event philosopher Simon Critchley will take the opportunity to refute the old Ciceronian wisdom that to philosophise is to learn how to die, and instead exalt a philosophy that is committed to learning how to live. Such a philosophy takes on the task of thinking of the future through the present. At the Speakers' Society, and in association with the How to Live blog at www.htlblog.com, Simon Critchley tells us how to live today.


TICKETS: £5 / FREE for concessions.

ADDRESS: Paradise Row, 17 Hereford Street, London, E2.

MAP/DIRECTIONS: See 'Contact' page at www.paradiserow.com

This event is held in collaboration with How To Live and Verso.

Further Information

Simon Critchley was born in Hertfordshire in 1960, and currently lives and works in New York as Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. He failed dramatically at school before failing in a large number of punk bands in the late 70s and failing as a poet some time later. This was followed by failure as a radical political activist. By complete accident, he ended up at university when he was 22 and decided to stay. He found a vocation in teaching philosophy, although his passions still lie in music, poetry and politics. He is the author of many books, including (with Verso) Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance, also Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity, Very Little... Almost Nothing, On Humour and Things Merely Are and most recently (with Granta) The Book Of Dead Philosophers.

Simon Critchley's "Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitement, Politics of Resistance" is published in paperback on 12th September.

Outset Contemporary Art Fund is a philanthropic organisation dedicated to bringing private funding from its supporters and trustees to public museums, galleries, and art projects in order to give new audiences proximity to the visual arts, building long-lasting relationships within the international artistic community.

How to Live (www.htlblog.com) is a blog dedicated to hosting engaging and engaged reflections on matters of life and death. Through an archive of arguments, images and interviews, various understandings of life are proposed and thrown into question.

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