Subhadra Das – Uncivilised: Ten Lies That Made The West

Tickets £11/£9




Subhadra Das specialises in the history and philosophy of science, particularly the history of scientific racism and eugenics, and what those histories mean for our lives today. In Ten Lies she looks at Western ideas and how they shape our view of the world and each other in extremely unhelpful ways. Pointing out the racial biases behind concepts like “justice” and “individuality”, Das questions the reality of our democracy, critiques the way capitalism shapes our concepts of everything from time to death, and examines non-Western worldviews and philosophies that she believes do a much better job.




‘A vital piece of work in our challenging times that reminds us of the rich history and influences outside the West. Das writes with passion and humour to open our eyes to the history that has shaped our world.’ – Roma Agrawal


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Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


04 May 2024


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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