Change Location × London, UK

    Recent Locations

      Huxley Lecture - Chris Hann in Bloomsbury


      • Huxley Lecture - Chris Hann Photo #1
      1 of 1
      December 18, 2019

      Wednesday   5:30 PM

      Great Russell Street
      Bloomsbury, Greater London WC1B 3DG

      Performers:
      • No Performers Listed
      EVENT DETAILS
      Huxley Lecture - Chris Hann

      THE HUXLEY MEMORIAL LECTURE will be given by Professor Chris Hann, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Wednesday 18 December at 5.30pm, in the Stevenson Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre, the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Economy and Ethics in the Cosmic Process When, late in life, T.H. Huxley returned to the themes of evolution and religion, he did so with a focus on ethics. But his audience was puzzled (and Herbert Spencer dismissive): how could morality be explained in Darwinian terms if man’s destiny was to combat the amoral laws of the “cosmic process”? These issues are still with us. While Huxley paid little attention to political and economic institutions, this lecture will consider the historical materialism of that era and arguments for socialism (rejected by the liberal Huxley). How can human societies evolve a healthy balance between private and collective property, market and redistribution, efficiency and equity, economic maximization and ethics? The difficulties will be illustrated with reference to the rise and fall of a State Farm in the western zone of the Great Hungarian Plain (Danube-Tisza interfluve).   Enquiries to: RAI, 50 Fitzroy St, London W1T 5 BT; tel 020 7387 0455; email

      Categories: Education | Museums & Attractions

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.