Stuart Elden has written a wonderful book for an English speaking audience on Georges Canguilhem, historian, philosopher of science, and author - most famously - of The Normal and the Pathological. A philosopher of history too, Canguilhem’s discussions of truth, knowledge and ideology are well worth re-apprising in the contemporary moment. CRASSH provides an appropriately interdisciplinary forum for the occasion.
Simon will be one of the speakers at a symposium organised by Eric Heinze (Professor of Law at QMUL and author of Injustice) in association with the Centre for Law, Democracy and Society on the history, politics and status of free speech in democracies.
Simon will be presenting the awards at KEGS in chelmsford to returning university students and prizewinners across the school.
Simon is invited to the Agence Francaise de Développement to discuss his work on inequality as part of the two-day event at Le Mistral and the Instutute du monde arabe. More information here: https://www.afd.fr/en/international-conference-inequality-and-social-cohesion-2018
Simon will be responding to the launch of the new International Panel on Social Progress Report at the House of Lords in Westminster. Lord Meghnad Desai will begin the program and moderate the discussions. Panelists will include IPSP authors Marc Fleurbaey (Steering Committee), Marie-Laure Djelic (Steering Committee), Richard Bellamy, Graham Smith, Gianluca Grimalda, Simon Deakin, Lorraine Talbot and Simon Reid-Henry.
Simon will be speaking to the School of Law at QMUL on his recent work on John Rawls, Judith Shklar, and "political minimalism”. The event is chaired by Professor Neve Gordon.
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