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Seminar Series 1: Lecture 1 - Prof Anthony Grayling

25 Nov 2004

Glasgow, United Kingdom


Imagine the Perfect Polis: Creating Health in the City

Key ideas:

  • Eudemonia - the state of well-being and well-doing usually (although inadequately) translated as 'happiness'.
  • There is such thing as 'the good life'.
  • Each individual and each community has an ethos.
  • 'Civic conversation' and how it might be developed
AC Grayling

About the speaker

Anthony Grayling, Professor of Philosophy, Birkbeck College

British philosopher and author. In 2011 he founded and became the first Master of New College of the Humanities, an independent undergraduate college in London. Until June 2011, he was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, where he taught from 1991. He is also a supernumerary fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford.

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