The Sydney Writers Festival, on between the 19th and 25th of May, is hosting Simon Critchley as one of its speakers. Critchley, who is a professor of philosophy at the New School of Social Research, will be talking about death at the festival at three events. His latest book is entitled 'The Book of Dead Philosophers'. Critchley has previously written about the ethics of deconstruction.
His events are:
22 May, 10-11am What's the Big Idea?: Critchley will be discussing big ideas such as death and religion with John Gray and Maria Turmakin.
23 May, 2.30-3.30pm The Great Beyond: Critchley and Mark Wakely talk about 'mysteries, rituals and myths surrounding death.'
24 May, 4-5pm Dead Philosophers: Critchely to talk about attitudes towards death.
Each event costs $15/$10, bookings made on 9250 1988 or at Sydney Theatre