Minds and Bodies

Discussion

Ticketed

Thursday 23 July 2015

18:00-19:00

Join us to explore the age-old medical and philosophical conundrum of the connection between the mind and the body. Drawing on the Library’s original publications of the work of René Descartes (1596–1650), we will discover what the French polymath’s adage “I think therefore I am” can tell us about what it means to be a thinking thing in a physical world.

Speaker

Ed Thornton, Royal Holloway, University of London

This event is FREE. Tickets will become available below from 11.00 on Friday 26 June.