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Oxford Forum: Philosophy in Song

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An exploration of innovative new ways of conveying philosophical ideas, including live demonstrations of ‘Jazz-Philosophy Fusion’

12 – 1.30 pm | Saturday 21 January
Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

This event is free to attend and does not require a ticket

Speakers and Performers

James Tartaglia, Alto Saxophone / Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Keele University

Andrew Bowie, Tenor Saxophone / Professor of Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London

Mark Doffman, Drums / Leverhulme Early Career Felow, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

Also Performing

Mark Hodgson, Professional Jazz Player

Sonja Morgenstern, Professional Actress

Roxana Baiasu, Convener of the Oxford Forum, Associate Member of the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford; Tutorial Fellow, Stanford University Center in Oxford
This event brings together James Tartaglia and Andrew Bowie, both professional philosophers and jazz saxophonists, with jazz drummer Mark Doffman, who has interests in the intersection between philosophy and music, to discuss how musical performance can convey philosophical ideas. Professional actress, Sonja Morgenstern, a member of James Tartaglia’s pioneering Jazz-Philosophy Fusion band, Continuum of Selves, and leading jazz musician Mark Hodgson, will join proceedings for some live performances of the kind of music and philosophy under discussion.

The Forum for European Philosophy is a non-profit philosophy organisation devoted to thinking in public. We host a full and varied programme of events, showcasing the work of leading academic philosophers from all philosophical traditions, often in conversation with academics from other disciplines. Our events take various forms, but we studiously avoid academic papers. Our events are always open to everyone, and most are free to attend and do not require registration. Along with our events, our website hosts a rich archive of podcasts and writing from a wide variety of philosophers.