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Talk Wigtown Book Festival 2019: Peter Cave - The Myths We Live By

Wigtown Book Festival 2019: Peter Cave - The Myths We Live By

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Genre: Event with live subtitles

Author: Peter Cave


In this witty and mischievous book, philosopher Peter Cave dissects the most controversial disputes today and uses philosophical argument to reveal that many issues are less straightforward than we'd like to believe. Leaving no sacred cow standing, Cave uses ingenious stories and examples to challenge our most strongly held assumptions. Is democracy inherently a good thing? What is the basis of so-called human rights? Is discrimination always bad? Are we morally obliged to accept refugees?

In an age of identity politics and so-called 'fake news', this book is an essential resource for reinvigorating genuine public debate - and an entertaining challenge to accepted wisdom.

Peter Cave is a lecturer in philosophy for New York University (London) and the Open University. He is the author of several philosophy books, including the bestseller Can a Robot Be Human? He has scripted and presented philosophy programmes for BBC Radio 4 and has appeared on TV as a popular philosopher.

This event will have live subtitles by Stagetext.



Event details

Sat 28 Sep 2019, 1:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Wigtown Book Festival
County Buildings
Main Hall

Phone: 01988 403 222 (Box Office)

Website: Wigtown Book Festival

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