Patrick Baert

Originally from Brussels, Patrick Baert completed his doctoral work at the University of Oxford and has taught at Cambridge for more than 20 years. His interests are wide, ranging from philosophy and sociology to history and politics. More recently, he has written on French intellectual history in the 1940s and on the question whether the public intellectual is in decline. In his forthcoming book The Existentialist Moment, he provides an account for how at the end of the Second World War Sartre became an overnight sensation.

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Sunday 19 October 2014, 16.00 Cinema 2

Our morals, their moralism?

"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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