London Annual Lecture

Philip Pettit

The 2019 London Annual Lecture will be given by Philip Pettit on 25 October at 6 pm.


His lecture is called, ‘My Three Selves’.  


Abstract: "Who or what is my self? An elusive will-o-the-wisp, as Hume took it to be? A focus of existentialist anxiety: a self to which I should be true? A moral barrier to altruism: a self I should keep in its place? Or perhaps there is no single answer to the question. Perhaps there are many selves to the person I am."


The event will be held in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street. The event is free and open to everyone, but you are advised to arrive early to be sure of a seat.



Philip Pettit holds a joint position as Professor of Human Values at Princeton University and Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University. He has written a number of books in political and moral philosophy, in social metaphysics, and in the philosophy of mind; his most recent is The Birth of Ethics (OUP 2018). He is giving the Locke lectures at Oxford in 2019. Common Minds: Themes from the Philosophy of Philip Pettit appeared from OUP in 2007, edited by Geoffrey Brennan, R.E.Goodin, Frank Jackson and Michael Smith.