Swindon Festival of Literature
Fri 12 May
STEPHEN LAW – on beliefs, baloney, and intellectual black holes.
Presented in association with the Swindon Philosophical Society
Why are some of us the willing slaves of wacky beliefs? Why do we look for preposterous untruths in place of plain facts? Where do conspiracy theories begin and how are they sustained? How can we immunize ourselves against absurd beliefs? What, if anything, should we believe rather than know?
Author of numerous books for adults as well as children, Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of London and editor of Think: Philosophy for Everyone, Stephen Law is the author of Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole, a witty and insightful critique in which he explains a few things and asserts others. See if you agree!
There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.