Recordings of Jasper Elgood Philosophy Talks Summer 2017

The recordings of the talks by Jasper Elgood will be added to this post as they become available.

Please note, a fourth talk has been added to the programme to be given on Thursday 3rd August.

Mysticism and Class 13 July 2017

1 hour 23 minutes. First 7 seconds blank. Click on play button on the left of the bar..

Continuity 20 July 2017

1 hour 9 minutes. Click on play button on the left of the bar.  The recording below is the end part with audience discussion. The cut point was arbitrary as there is a file size limit on the recorder.

20 minutes. Click on play button on the left of the bar.

Environmental Ethics 27 July 2017

Not yet available

Mysticism and Class part 2: The politics of the contemplative life 3 August 2017

Not yet available

A Return of Jasper Elgood’s Philosophy Talks Thursdays in July

Jasper Elgood has given philosophical talks at the gallery for a few years now in July. This year there will be three talks. The topics are ‘Mysticism and Class‘ on 13th July, ‘Continuity‘ on 20th July and ‘Environmental Ethics‘ on 27th July. The talks start at 7:30pm. All welcome. No charge.

For a taste of previous talks, there are some recordings from 2015 in this post.

The area of philosophy that Jasper will be talking about on 27th July is sometimes called Environmental Philosophy, Ecolosophy or Environmental Ethics. There is an interesting article on this subject here: “Three Challenges for Environmental Philosophy”, Jim Moran, Philosophy Now (2012) https://philosophynow.org/issues/88/Three_Challenges_For_Environmental_Philosophy

If you wonder what the purpose of philosophy is, here is a video:

Philosophy in July from Jasper Elgood

Jasper Elgood

For those interested in philosophy, Jasper Elgood is giving a series of 4 talks in July on Thursday evenings, each starting at 7:30pm. The titles and dates of his talks are:

  • Thurs 7th July: Malice – Invasion of the Narcissists from Hell
  • Thurs 14th July: Barrack Obama and Donald Trump – The Noble and the Base a Lost Theme in Political Discourse
  • Thurs 21st July: Walking Meditation – How to Get from A to B Without Leaving A
  • Thurs 28th July: What is ‘Why’? – Questioning Questioning

For a flavour of previous years’ talks, recordings are available here: http://stjohnshallgallery.barmouthwales.uk/recordings-jasper-elgood-talks/

jaspers talks-for web

Summer Talks with Jasper Elgood

Still from “A Man Escaped” via whitecitycinema.com

The following evening talks by Jasper Elgood will be taking place in September 2015 at the Gallery:

The Transcendental Style in Cinema

(Is Robert Bresson “the greatest artist of the twentieth century?”)
An illustrated talk by Jasper Elgood
September 3rd 2015 at 7.30pm

Update: Recording of the talk added on 18/10/15. The recording had to be split into 2 because of file size limitations. There wasn’t a break.

First part

Second part

Narrative versus Enquiry

(The duty to escape from the known to the unknown)
September 10th at 7.30 pm

Update: Recording of the talk added on 18/10/15. The recording had to be split into 2 because of file size limitations. There wasn’t a break.

First part

Second Part

Getting out of the Light

(What should the self do with itself?)
September 17th at 7.30 pm
postponed to:
September 24th at 7.30pm

Update: Recording of the talk added on 18/10/15.

Jasper talks about his talks: Continue reading

A Series of Talks by Jasper Elgood with Discussion

As part of the varied programme of events and activities at the Gallery, Jasper Elgood spoke on four consecutive Thursdays (17th July – 7th August 2014) about his own experiences and philosophical topics. Recordings of these are indicated below.

The Inner Structure of Amazement – the truth of feeling and the feeling of truth

Sacrifice, the Ancient Ritual and the roots of meaning

War and Stupidity – the problem of cleverness

Sound only

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https://soundcloud.com/bernard-barnes-2/talk-3-by-jasper-elgood-in-st-johns-hall-gallery-barmouth

Talking to Each Other – why is there more than one self?

Recording not yet available.