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Philosophising in Paris

Yesterday, a group of ten Kent undergraduate philosophy students came to philosophise in Paris.

Thanks to a successful bid for ‘internationalisation’ funding, Prof Laurence Goldstein (Philosophy department, School of European Culture and Languages) was able to cover the cost of bringing a group of his undergraduate philosophy students from their normal place of study in Canterbury to the University of Kent at Paris.

After an early Eurostar, the day in Paris started with coffee, fresh croissants and a discussion in the University of Kent at Paris seminar room. They then explored the area and had lunch at the famous ‘Polidor’ restaurant in the Latin quarter, known as a meeting place for philosophers, artists and writers at the beginning of the 20th century.

After lunch, they followed in the footsteps of renowned figures such as Sartre, Camus and De Beauvoir  to the renowned café ‘Les Deux Magots’ in St Germain des Pres for more discussions and something which they didn’t know was a part of the plan for their trip to Paris….

Professor Laurence Goldstein said:

After having explored far and wide, the students were thrilled when, as my surprise, a famous French philosopher showed up to speak to them