Monday, May 8 2017 at 7:30PM
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The Monarch Bar
40-42 Chalk Farm Road
London NW1 8BG
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PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT OUR USUAL FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH. WE WILL BE BACK TO NORMAL NEXT MONTH
We’re somewhere in the middle of a revolution in persuasion, a shift away from giving reasons, praising evidence and facts to something else, something that operates outside of reason. It’s changing our minds, our politics and our social world. In this talk we’ll have a look at some techniques of modern political persuasion and come to some conclusions about what it all means.
James Garvey works for The Royal Institute of Philosophy and edits The Philosophers' Magazine. He has written and edited books on the history of ideas, philosophy, the ethics of climate change, consciousness and social and political thought -- his books have been translated into ten languages. He also writes for The Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and the Times Higher Education. His latest book is The Persuaders: The Hidden Industry That Wants to Change Your Mind.