1. Beyond Belief: Taking Spirituality Seriously


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    Many have argued that the world's problems may be ultimately 'spiritual' in nature, and much of the population, atheists and believers alike, claim to have a spiritual dimension to their lives. But what do we really mean by the spiritual? The RSA launches a major new series rethinking the cultural and social value of spirituality, with speakers to include Madeleine Bunting, Robert Rowland Smith, Elizabeth Oldfield and Jonathan Rowson. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/__data/assets/file/0019/1533421/20131016MadeleineBunting.mp3 For more information about the event go to the RSA event page http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2013/social-brain-and-spirituality Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thersaorg Our events are made possible with the support of our Fellowship. Support us by donating or applying to become a Fellow. Donate: thersa.org/support-the-rsa Become a Fellow: thersa.org/fellowship/apply

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      WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES HUMANITY FACES? Robert Rowland Smith goes beyond the typical list. To see all the best moments of this interview, please visit: http://www.magazineim.com/home/index.php/i-am/robert-rowland-smith/

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      • Enduring Questions: Self-help from Plato to Freud


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        Philosophers Robert Rowland Smith and Mark Vernon discuss the development of 'Self-help' looking back at the connection between Self-help and ancient philosophy. They consider the influence of psychoanalysis and the ideas of Freud on the development of the concept, and question the pursuit of happiness. Chaired by Oliver Burkeman Robert Rowland Smith is an author and management consultant and writes on the subject of philosophy and psychoanalysis. His recent books include:'Breakfast with Socrates' and 'Driving with Plato'. Mark Vernon is a journalist, philosopher and his recent books include 'Plato's Podcasts', 'The Meaning of Friendship' and 'The Good Life'. The School of Life Self-Help Summit took place on Saturday 15 January 2011 at the Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green, London

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        • To Be Or Not To Be: Blair's Journey


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          Sunday Times resident philosopher Robert Rowland Smith talks about Tony Blair's journey from hero to villain. The Sunday Times, www.thesundaytimes.co.uk HDV, 2010

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