Author and philosopher
Forget your morning coffee – philosophers, Mark Vernon and Robert Rowland Smith, will open the conference with a ‘philosophy slam’ to put your brain through a workout. Audience members will have the opportunity to call out a single word focusing on any subject, from armadillos to Zen Buddhism, and Mark and Robert will respond for a minute or two with nuggets from philosophy, psychology, science and art. Then on to the next word…
Robert is a British author and philosopher. His books include Derrida and Autobiography (Cambridge University Press, 1995), Breakfast with Socrates: The philosophy of everyday life (Profile Books, 2009), and AutoBioPhilosophy: An intimate story of what it means to be human.
He is a regular speaker at public and private events, addressing a wide range of topics that include philosophy, psychology, politics and art. Alongside his literary career, Robert works as a business adviser and practitioner of Systemic Family Constellations.