Gravesend Skeptics in the Pub

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How The Way We Feel Built The World We Know

Richard Firth-Godbehere

When?
Wednesday, May 25 2022 at 7:00PM

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Where?

84 Parrock Road
Gravesend
Kent
DA12 1QF

Who?
Richard Firth-Godbehere

What's the talk about?

We like to think of humans as rational creatures, who have relied on calculation and intellect to survive. But many of the most important moments in our history had little to do with cold, hard facts and a lot to do with feelings.

Richard Firth-Godbehere's award-winning interdisciplinary research walks the line between history, psychology, linguistics, philosophy and futurism, vividly illustrating how our understanding and experience of emotions has changed over time, and how our beliefs about feelings profoundly shaped us and the world we inhabit.

Richard Firth-Godbehere, PhD, is one of the world’s leading experts on disgust and emotions and is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of the Emotions, Queen Mary University of London.

7pm for 7:30pm - to allow time to get settled and sort refreshments.