Sat, 26 Mar|
Better Read Than Dead + Zoom
Warren Ward in conversation with Simon Marnie to celebrate Lovers of Philosophy
Join Warren Ward and Simon Marnie in-conversation to celebrate the release of Lovers of Philosophy!
Time & Location
26 Mar 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Better Read Than Dead + Zoom, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
They were Europe's greatest thinkers, but what were they like at love?
Lovers of Philosophy explores the love lives of seven philosophers, and how their most intimate experiences came to shape their ideas. In these pages, the reader learns about the significance of Kant's infatuation, Hegel's premarital liaisons, Nietzsche's heartbreak, Heidegger's hypocrisy, Sartre's promiscuous polyamory, Foucault's sexual liberation, and Derrida's dalliances in extramarital desire.
The stories of these philosophers' love lives are told against a backdrop of Europe undergoing tumultuous change. Beginning in the eighteenth-century Prussian Enlightenment, the book traverses the French Revolution, Napoleonic wars, Industrial Revolution, two World Wars, and events of May 1968 before arriving at the culture wars of the late twentieth century.
For anyone who has struggled to understand continental philosophy's vast array of movements, from German idealism through to phenomenology, existentialism, post-structuralism, and deconstructionism, Lovers of Philosophy also provides the reader with an easy-to-follow overview of the progression of ideas from Kant to Derrida.
Warren Ward is a psychiatrist who writes about philosophy, culture, travel and the history of ideas. He will be joined with Simon Marnie, who currently hosts ABC Radio Sydney's weekend morning program across New South Wales.
Event + Book
This ticket includes a copy of Lovers of Philosophy.$32.99
If you are unable to join us in person, you can also join us online.$0.00
Zoom + Book
This is our Zoom ticket with a copy of the book, which we will post out to you.$32.99