Lecture: Prof John O Maoilerca, Philosophical Time-Travellers, 14th Nov


Date: 14th November, 2019
Time: 18.30 – 20.30pm
Location: 70 Oxford Road, Annexe room G09

Tickets: free, available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prof-john-o-maoilearca-philosophical-time-travellers-tickets-72239916535

The next speaker in the Royal Institute of Philosophy ‘Human Sciences Seminar’ at Manchester Metropolitan University will be Prof. John Ó Maoilearca (Kingston University).

Prof. Ó Maoilearca will give a talk entitled: ‘Philosophical Time-Travellers’

The event is free and open to all, but please note location and time change.
Details below.

Organised by Dr Christopher Thomas in Philosophy at Manchester Met as part of the Annual Human Sciences Seminar Series

In this talk Prof Ó Maoilearca will be looking at ordinary methods of time-travel – using film and philosophy in tandem with each other – to explore whether it might be possible to travel into the past or the future without the need of a De Lorean car, phone box, or any other type of mechanical device.

Professor John Ó Maoilearca

Professor John Ó Maoilearca joined Kingston University in 2010 as Professor of Film. His areas of research and teaching are Film Theory; Philosophy and Film; Continental Philosophy; Animal Studies and Film; Philosophy and Non-Standard Philosophy; Theory and Practice (Practice as Research). He had previously taught philosophy and film theory at the University of Sunderland, England and the University of Dundee, Scotland.

Human Sciences Seminar Series

The Human Sciences Seminar Series is a research seminar organised by the Philosophy section of Manchester Metropolitan University’s department of History, Politics and Philosophy. Meetings are held regularly in the autumn and spring times for talks given by speakers from multiple disciplines from across the world.

The series was founded by David Melling and Wolfe Mays in 1979, and conceived as a forum for philosophical discussion of topics brought to the seminar by speakers from all disciplines. Its origin was a desire to explore the various human sciences in a systematic way from the standpoint of critical philosophy, and from the outset, it was known as a forum where continental philosophy could be discussed and addressed, as well as related to and informed by the work of other disciplines. It has now run without break for over thirty years.

The Human Sciences Seminar is generously supported by the Royal Institute of Philosophy.
For further enquiries please contact Dr Christopher Thomas (c.thomas@mmu.ac.uk)


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