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Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Ethical Matters:
What’s in a Doughnut Hole? (And Other Philosophical Food for Thought)

20th November 2022 · 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Doors open: 2:45pm

Brockway Room | Virtual event

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Ethical Matters: What’s in a Doughnut Hole? (And Other Philosophical Food for Thought)

Does a doughnut hole exist? What makes a sandwich a sandwich? Can the baker, who only bakes for those who don’t bake for themselves, bake for herself? Using food to explore classic philosophical puzzles and paradoxes about how we know things, abstract ideas about our world, language and about how we define the truth, this talk will get your brain whirring and your stomach grumbling.

Suki Finn, a Philosophy Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London, serves up plenty of philosophical food for thought – enough to whet the appetite of the novice and to satisfy philosophers hungry for a different take on familiar themes. The question, the title of her forthcoming book, What’s in a Doughnut Hole? gives us new ways to think about the world and to understand our place in it.

Dr Suki Finn is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the editor of Women of Ideas (OUP), she sits on the council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and the executive committee for the Society for Women in Philosophy UK, and she writes popular articles for Aeon. She is also a composer of ambient music.

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