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      October 28, 2019

       

      11a Union Galleries
      Bristol, Bristol, City of BS1 3XD

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      Materialism: A Philosophical Enquiry - James Ladyman, Robin Gordon Brown, Julian Baggini & Helen Beebee

      The doctrine of materialism is one of the most controversial in the history of ideas. For much of its history it has been aligned with toleration and enlightened thinking, but it has also aroused strong, often violent, passions amongst both its opponents and proponents. This book explores the development of materialism in an engaging and thought-provoking way and defends the form it takes in the twenty-first century.Drawing on a wide range of colourful examples, the authors argue that although materialism does not have all the answers, its humanism and commitment to naturalistic explanation and the scientific method is our best philosophical hope in the ideological maelstrom of the modern world.Join us as we welcome our panel with James Ladyman, Robin Gordon Brown, Julian Baggini and Helen Beebee. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and get copies of the book.

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