The New Romantics

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Should we be celebrating the end of rationality in favor of a more romantic sensibility? Or are we, in the words of J.G. Ballard, ‘re-primitivizing’ ourselves and entering an age of magic, unreason and romantic superstition?

Consultant psychiatrist, and author of The Master and His Emissary Iain McGilchrist, award-winning novelist Joanna Kavenna, and Oxford philosopher Peter Hacker look beyond reason, Henrietta Moore chairs.

This event is part of How the Light Gets In, the philosophy and music festival at Hay on Wye. It took place on 28 May 2011, 4pm.

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