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Dr Stephen Law to present at world's largest philosophy and music festival

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Dr Stephen Law, will be speaking at How The Light Gets In, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, this May.

How the light gets in

How The Light Gets In will return to Hay-on-Wye to explore the festival theme: Fantasy and Reality. Stephen Law will be joining John Milbank and Madawi Al-Rasheed in ‘ Belief and the Gods’ to debate whether belief in God indicates something essential to the world, and will join Eileen Barker and Colin Tudge to discuss ' The Return of the Pagans'. In his third session at the festival, he will present his “ evil god” argument for atheism.

The festival is famed for bringing together thought-provoking debate with legendary entertainment including Music, Cabaret, Circus, Vintage rides, and a Fayre. With world-leading philosophers, musicians, scientists and politicians including Terry Eagleton, Natalie Bennett, Reverend Richard Coles, Fiona Shaw, Mike Skinner, Polly Toynbee, Lianne La Havas, Tariq Ali, Gianni Vattimo, Martin Creed, and John Searle for debates, talks and entertainment, this year’s programme examines the elements of reality that might soon turn out to be illusions.

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