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University of Edinburgh: The Gifford Lectures May 2024

6 May @ 5:30 pm - 16 May @ 7:30 pm

A series of six lectures taking place over two weeks at the beginning of May delivered by Dr Cornel West is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor of Philosophy & Christian Practice, Union Theological Seminary, New York.

His teaching and publications focus on roles of race, gender, and class struggle in American society, synthesizing influences from Christianity, the black church, democratic socialism, left-wing populism, neopragmatism and transcendentalism.

A musician and spoken word artist, Dr West has collaborated with acts across the rap, hip-hop and funk genres, as well as appearing in the Matrix series and many documentary films.

Lecture 1:  Monday 6th May – Philosophic Prelude

Lecture 2:  Tuesday 7th May – Metaphilosophic Andante

Lecture 3:  Thursday 9th May – Folly Presto

Lecture 4:  Monday 13th May – History Adagio

Lecture 5:  Tuesday 14th May:  America Allegro Molto Vivace

Lecture 6:  Thursday 16th May:  A Love Supreme (A Way Through)