Date(s) - 21/02/2017
7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
The Thornbury Castle
Preconceptions of Philosophers- (not preconceptions of philosophers’)
There is a huge number of philosophy books on the shelves in your local bookshop or library, and given you are reading this there are a probably a good few on your bookshelf at home. How did you choose them? Maybe you have done some formal study when a tutor told you what to read, but that is not choosing.
I am aware that I will judge a book by its cover, so I consciously avoid the rather appealing Oxford paperbacks of Nietzsche with a good, recent commentary … at least until I’ve read the ones I have got.
I have an idea that there is something to do with the image of a philosopher that attracts or repels potential readers, so I shall bring some of these images and see how much agreement there is.