Why the Soul Matters

Sat, 11 May 2019

What does it mean to have a soul? We’re living in a moment when traditionally religious concepts such as the soul are receiving renewed attention as part of a reaction against postmodern burnout and a wider struggle to live meaningfully. Often these contemporary discussions of the soul reach back to ancient Greek ideas about happiness and beauty, as well as to ideas of the self in Christian theology. Thinking about the soul helps us to address fundamental questions about human dignity and what makes life worth living. The workshop will consist of three presentations - by an academic philosopher, a teacher of philosophy, and an arts entrepreneur. 

This is part of Why Philosophy Matters, a series of public events organised by the University of Hertfordshire Philosophy Department in association with Bloomsbury Publishing. This is the fourth workshop in partnership with St Albans Cathedral. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Royal Institute of Philosophy.

Venue: Board Room, Holywell Lodge

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Date: Saturday 11 May

Time: 10.30am-3.30pm           Price: free (ticket required)


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