Politics, Religion and Psychopathology:
how the work of Norman Cohn helps us
understand the present
Speaker: Professor John Gray, with other discussants
Date: 27th March 2019
Time: 6.30–8.30pm, followed by a drinks reception
Venue: The Lecture Hall, The British Academy,
10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
Free event, but please reserve a place via Eventbrite.
Twelve years after Cohn’s death, this event will explore the legacy of his work, his own anticipation of its continued relevance, and the ways in which his insights into collective psychopathology might inform current and future circumstances.
The renowned political philosopher John Gray was formerly Professor of European Thought at LSE and Professor of Politics at Oxford University. Among his books are Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals (2002); Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia (2007) and Seven Types of Atheism (2018).