• 06 Feb 2018 15:00

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This spring Professor Peter Wallensteen and Lecturer Daniel Ogden will continue their popular Philosophy Tea talks.

Daniel Ogden is a researcher and teacher of utopian ideas, for many years at Uppsala University and now at Mälardalen University. Peter Wallensteen was the first holder of the Dag Hammarskjöld Chair in Peace and Conflict Research (1985-2012) and is now Senior Professor at Uppsala University.

Karin Boye
6th February 3pm

”A World Without Feeling". A discussion of Karin Boye’s dystopian novel Kallocain (1940)”.

Chemist Leo Kall discovers a truth serum that will once and for all prevent people from challenging the all-powerful World State. However, this discovery has unexpected consequences for Kall; and led by his wife, Linda, they both start to question their respective roles as ‘fellow soldiers’ medsoldater in the World State. Published in 1940, Boye’s final novel was first seen as a critique of Nazi Germany. Only later was it seen as a critique of the Soviet Union. Critical of both, Boye examines the emotional and psychological toll living in a totalitarian society takes. However, unlike George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), with which Kallocain is often compared, Boye sees a way to defeat totalitarianism.

Bertrand Russell
27th February 3pm

"A World Built on Rationality".

In his Power: A New Social Analysis from 1938 the empirically acute philosopher and activist Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), reacting to the way the world was developing in the 1930s, provided a book that offered hope for peace through independence of mind. His monumental The History of Western Philosophy (1945) established him as a renowned scholar and brought him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950. His activism included protests against nuclear weapons, war in general and the Vietnam War in particular.

Each philosophy tea session lasts one hour, with the final twenty minutes being reserved for an open discussion with the audience. The sessions are run in English. 

Tea and scones will be served. All welcome. 

In collaboration with Uppsala University. The sessions will be disseminated as pod casts.

» Read more about Philosophy Tea since 2014

Podcast Producer: Reginateatern

Podcast Producer: Reginateatern

Podcast Producer: Reginateatern

Listen to the podcast with Peter Wallensteen and Daniel Ogden on Bertha von Suttner at Regina Theatre 8th feb 2017 here:

Podcast Producer: Reginateatern

Podcast Producer: Reginateatern

Podcast Producer: Per Torsner