Fragments of a Philosophy of Rapture


25/03/2023 (Saturday)

2.00 - 5.00 pm

The Adelaide

A Saturday School with Chris Hamilton

Philosophy has had little to say about the experience of rapture. Why is this? And what is rapture anyway? What is its place in life? This Saturday afternoon discussion will explore the notion of rapture, its relation to philosophy and its place in life. We shall draw on a number of examples from philosophy and elsewhere – those offered by e.g., Virginia Woolf, Hannah Arendt, Jean Jacques Rousseau and Werner Herzog – to try to offer a few suggestions for a philosophy of rapture.