The British Academy 10-Minute Talks: Philosophy in prison

20 May 2020, 13:00 - 13:30

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The world’s leading professors explain the latest thinking in the humanities and social sciences in just 10 minutes. 

If a society is measured by how it treats its worst off, we have reason to think hard and well about how we manage the lives of those in prison. Philosophy – in particular, the collaborative doing of philosophy – has here a role to play. Join M. M. McCabe as she explores how introducing philosophical discussion into prisons may matter.

To find out more, visit Philosophy in Prison.

Speaker: Professor M. M. McCabe FBA, Professor of Ancient Philosophy Emerita, King’s College London

10-Minute Talk: Philosophy in prison

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10-Minute Talks are a series of pre-recorded talks from Fellows of the British Academy screened each Wednesday, 13:00-13:10, on YouTube and also available on Apple Podcasts.

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