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Philipp Blom: The Influence of Radical Enlightenment on Contemporary Thinking

Friday, 24 April, 2015 - 15:00
U-Residence, Groene Zaal
Generaal Jacqueslaan 271, 1050 Brussel
Public lecture

Philipp Blom (Hamburg, 1970) is a historian, novelist, and translator. He wrote two novels and several historical works, among which his most recent one, A Wicked Company: The Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment (2010). Blom also works as a freelance journalist for numerous newspapers, magazines and radio programs in Great Britain, the US, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, and France. Within the context of the Academic Chair 'History and Philosophy of Sciences' Crosstalks has invited Philipp Blom for a public lecture on the influence of Radical Enlightenment on contemporary thinking.


  • 15:00 - 15:30 Lecture by Philipp Blom on The Influence of Radical Enlightenment on Contemporary thinking
  • 15:30 - 15:45 Comment by Sonja Lavaert (VUB)
  • 15:45 - 16:00 Comment by Marij Van Strien (UGent)
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Panel discussion followed by Q&A
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