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John Gray on ‘The New Leviathans – Thoughts after Liberalism’

19 March @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

John Gray - the New Leviathans

In The New LeviathansJohn Gray allows us to understand the world of the 2020s with all its contradictions, moral horrors and disappointments through a new reading of Hobbes’ classic work.

The collapse of the Soviet Union ushered in an era of near-apocalyptic triumphalism in the West: a genuine belief that a rational, liberal, well-managed future now awaited humankind and that tyranny, nationalism and unreason lay in the past. Since then, so many terrible events have occurred and so many poisonous ideas flourished, and yet still our liberal certainties treat them as aberrations which will somehow dissolve away. Hobbes would not be so confident.

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The Bath Royal and Literary Scientific Institution (BRLSI), supports Science, Literature and Art to the City of Bath and now, thanks to the power of digital technology, the wider world. They provide a community hub for those interested in cultural activities and a host of smaller cultural societies that meet in our building. As if that were not enough, they also maintain a rich geographical and ethnological collection of world renown and importance. BRLSI are celebrating their 200th anniversary this year. Find out more about what is happening

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