Philosophy Taster Lecture

Why Study the History of Philosophy?

Studying the history of philosophy is an integral part of studying philosophy. Contrast this with, for example, studying natural science. The history of natural science is an interesting and important topic, but not considered to be a part of natural science itself. In this talk I ask, what makes philosophy different? Why do we study its history? What are we trying to find out when we do, and what insights can it give us? How is the canon of the history of philosophy constructed, and what are the challenges facing historians of philosophy today?

We look forward to welcoming current Year 12 and Year 13 who are interested in studying Philosophy.

Date:  Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Time: 4PM-5PM

Location: Virtual – We will email you a link once you have registered.

Lecturer: Christoph Schuringa