From The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI), philosopher Christopher Hamilton (Kings College, London; Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Religion) riffs on Primo Levi and how we define a self. Hamilton is the author of Middle Age (2009; “It is not often you find burning outrage in a work of philosophy” – Independent), Living Philosophy: Reflections on Life, Meaning and Morality (2001), and Understanding Philosophy for AS Level AQA (2003 - a textbook).
Published on Dec 23, 2013
Without possessions, what can be said to remain of 'us'? Christopher Hamilton reflects on Primo Levi and the idea of the self.
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