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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019); AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021); and HOW WE BECAME POST-LIBERAL: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOLERATION (2024).

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Coming up - Russell Blackford in conversation with AC Grayling

On the evening of 11 March 2010, I'll be in conversation with AC Grayling about 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists in a gig sponsored by Readings Bookshop (and with the involvement of the Atheist Foundation of Australia, which is running the Global Atheist Convention that begins in Melbourne the following day). The event will be held at Cinema Nova, in Carlton, commencing 6.30 pm. Entry is free, but you'll need to book to ensure that you get a seat.

If you're going to be in Melbourne, come along, or if you just want to buy the book you now have a link provided by Readings.

This should be a sensational gig - Anthony Grayling is one of the world's leading secular intellectuals, author of many books, a major critic of religion, and a defender of the Enlightenment. His own essay in 50 Voices of Disbelief is an important contribution to the contemporary debate over religion and atheism ... and he is also a delightful person, a gentleman in the best sense.

I'm looking forward to this, and will doubtless provide some reminders as the date gets closer.


Jerry Coyne said...

Damn! I wish I could be there!

Jerry Coyne said...

Damn! I wish I could be there!

Alison said...

We're coming ! Have booked the tickets early to avoid the rush.

Sean Wright said...

I have booked and will see you there Russell

Russell Blackford said...

Great! I'll look forward to seeing many allies and colleagues there - though not my good pal Jerry, alas. :) I look forward to meeting you, Sean.

Ali, it'll be especially nice to catch up with treasured and much-missed friends.

Ophelia Benson said...

Damn, I wish I could be there too!

Damn, I wish I could be there too!

(I saved paper by doing both in one comment.)

I really do though. Wish.

Anonymous said...

I've booked my spot. Can't wait!

Unknown said...

Here is the first part of the talk between you and AC Grayling
more to come...slow upload process: