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The Responsibilities of a Biographer

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Speaker: Ray Monk
Professor of Philosophy, University of Southampton

When: Apr 07, 2017 - 03:30pm - 05:30pm

Where: Mitchell Hall, Room 102

Description:

‘The Responsibilities of a Biographer'

 The biographer has responsibilities towards his subject, his public and the truth, but these various responsibilities often pull in different directions, especially when some fact emerges about one’s subject that does not reflect well on them. In those cases, should we honour the truth or our subject? This talk will discuss, from first-hand experience, the issues raised by these kinds of conflict.