A.C. Grayling TEENTALK
The meaning of life
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
It’s the million-dollar question, obsessing mankind everywhere throughout the ages: What is the meaning of life? It happens to all of us at some point; we pause and wonder, and find ourselves seeking answers and some direction or a sense of purpose. But is there really an answer to such a deep question? And does the answer lie in bucket lists, proudly ticking off our desires and ambitions until the end of our days? As Philosopher A.C. Grayling says, “A human lifespan is less than a thousand months long. You need to make some time to think how to live it.” His insights are enlightening and uplifting, and his approach can help you deal with any personal dilemma. Don’t let this great mind pass you by; join the conversation on what life is all about.
5-6.15PM Full Circle TeenTalk
Listen, talk, exchange with philosopher A.C. Grayling and other young participants at the Full Circle TeenTalk.
TICKETS: €5 BOOK HERE
Registration is compulsory
Location: Muntpunt. Place de la Monnaie 6, 1000 Bruxelles
Language: Talk & discussion is in English
A.C. Grayling is an outstanding British philosopher and public intellectual, as well as a prolific author (over 30 books) and frequent writer, columnist, broadcaster and commentator on all of the main national media in the United Kingdom. He contributes to the ongoing reflection on how we should live and about possibilities for good lives in good societies. In 2011 he founded and became the first Master of New College of the Humanities, an independent undergraduate college in London. He was previously 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. He has been a judge on the Booker Prize twice, in 2015 serving as the Chair of the judging panel. He is a Vice President of the British Humanist Association, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind (2016), The God Argument: The Case against Religion and for Humanism (2013), Friendship (2013), The Good Book: A Humanist Bible (2011), Liberty in the Age of Terror, A Defence of Civil Liberties and Enlightenment Values (2009), Against All Gods: Six Polemics on Religion and an Essay on Kindness (2007), Ideas That Matter: A Personal Guide For The 21st Century (2008), The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to Life (2001).
Full Circle Teen Talks are an opportunity for young audiences (aged 14-18yrs) to interact – listen and talk – with inspiring and innovative thinkers and do-ers from around the world, on subjects relevant to you, in a relaxed context.