Mark Vernon (PLATO’S PODCASTS: The Ancients Guide to Modern Living) is a writer, journalist, broadcaster, academic, and former priest. Author of numerous books including Wellbeing and What Not to Say, he is an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a regular contributor on various BBC radio and television shows.
Andrew Pessin (THE GOD QUESTION: What Famous Thinkings from Plato to Dawkins Have Said about the Divine and THE 60 SECOND PHILOSOPHER) is Chair of Philosophy at Conneticut College. He is the author of Gray Matters: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind and has appeared on the David Letterman show several times as “The Genius”.
Linda Martin Alcoff (SINGING IN THE FIRE: Stories of Women in Philosophy, and VISIBILE IDENTITIES: Race, Gender, and the Self). is Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center. She works primarily in continental philosophy, epistemology, feminist theory, Latino philosophy and philosophy of race.
This evening is co-sponsored by The Brooklyn Rail.