Simon O’Meara – The Ka’ba of Mecca as Axis and Matrix Mundi

Event Date: 13 February 2020 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Mappa mundi with the ‘Dome of the earth’ (Qubbat al-arḍ) at the centre, the Kaʿba next to it, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria at the perimeter. From an unidentified late medieval or pre-modern Persianate manuscript. Gouache and ink on paper. …

Andrew Arsan – Arab political thought and the problem of empire, c.1856-1919

Event Date: 6 December 2019 JZ Young Lecture Theatre Anatomy Building, UCL Campus, Gower Street London WC1E 6BT   The Royal Historical Society presents: Dr Andrew Arsan (Cambridge) – Arab political thought and the problem of empire, c.1856-1919 The Arab thought of the long nineteenth century has long exerted a powerful gravitational pull on scholars. For almost a century, successive …

Philip Goff – Panpsychism and Free Will

Event Date: 3 February 2020 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Philip Goff (Durham) – Panpsychism and Free Will Philip Goff is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Durham University. His work is focused on how to integrate consciousness into our scientific worldview, and he defends panpsychism on the grounds …