Talks and Events
Sat 23 Jun 2018

The Mind's Eye: The Photographs of Derek Parfit


The Mind’s Eye: The Photographs of Derek Parfit is an archive of images captured by one of the most unusual and influential philosophers of our time. This talk coincides with the first ever exhibition of Parfit’s photographs at narrative projects, examining his idiosyncratic method and practice, and introducing a previously unpublished oeuvre that complicates the legacy of this century’s most original moral philosopher.

Speakers include Jeff McMahan, White's Professor of Moral Philosophy and Janet Radcliffe-Richards, Professor of Practical Philosophy, who was married to Derek Parfit until his death in 2017, both at the University of Oxford. McMahan uncovers the process of archiving Parfit's work while Radcliffe-Richards recollects his experiences of photography. The two are joined by Nigel Warburton, philosopher, podcaster and author of The Art Question and Philosophy Bites, who explores the relaitionship between photography and philosophy.

The Photographs of Derek Parfit are on display at narrative projects from 11 May to 30 June 2018. This free exhibition just a short distance from The Photographers' Gallery is open to visit from 11.00 on the same day as the talk.

£8/£5 members and concessions. Ticket price includes entry to all exhibitions on the same day.

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