Looking over the bones of Lucy (3.2 million years old), we will consider how our bipedalism formed assumptions about our species that are still with us today. With a leap to the Greek World we will consider some of the other central conditions of the emerging Western self. To do this we will examine the conceptual battle for self that erupts between, on one hand, Parmenides and Zeno - walkers in and out of caves, and on the other Plato, Aristotle and the Peripatetic School – a group whose name literally refers to their cogitambulation or thinking-walking.
Each session will be from 10.30am to 12.30pm with a short 10 minute water/stretch break at intermission.
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