Mon09Sep 2013
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The Rediscovery of Wisdom

at British Library

Event information

British Library

British Library
96 Euston Road
NW1 2DB

Date: Mon 09 Sep 2013
Time: 6.45 - 8.15pm
Price: £8
Type: Spoken word
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Description (from venue/promoter's website):
According to Rory Sutherland, Vice-Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather and Technology Correspondent for The Spectator, 'recent advances in the social sciences, Darwinian psychology and behavioural economics point to one conclusion: a lot of very clever dead people were right all along.'

For this Benjamin Franklin Symposium, Rory's starting point will be Franklin maxim: 'There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means - either may do... it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.'

This event is co-sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library.

To book E: info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org or T: +44 (0)20 7839 2006

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