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The prestigious Gifford Lectureships were established by Adam Lord Gifford (1820 - 1887), a senator of the College of Justice in Scotland. The purpose of his bequest to the universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews and Aberdeen was to sponsor lectures to "promote and diffuse the study of Natural Theology in the widest sense of the term - in other words, the knowledge of God". Since the first lecture in 1888, Gifford Lecturers have been recognized as pre-eminent thinkers in their respective fields.

Gifford Lectures University of Glasgow

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    • 4.8, 4 Ratings

The prestigious Gifford Lectureships were established by Adam Lord Gifford (1820 - 1887), a senator of the College of Justice in Scotland. The purpose of his bequest to the universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews and Aberdeen was to sponsor lectures to "promote and diffuse the study of Natural Theology in the widest sense of the term - in other words, the knowledge of God". Since the first lecture in 1888, Gifford Lecturers have been recognized as pre-eminent thinkers in their respective fields.

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Gianni Vattimo's thinking is timely, reframing the task of philosophy in ways that offer alternative modes of understanding ourselves and our world.
The "staging" and audio/video production is a bit spartan considering the intellectual magnitude of the Gifford Distinguished Lecture Series, but still very well done.
An opportunity to engage in the currents of discourse for anyone interested in philosophy or social theory; highly recommended, especially to undergraduates, graduate students, teachers/scholars in the humanities.

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