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Evolving Metaphors: Colin Wilson and Ufology

01/06/2019 @ 11:00 - 12:00

David J. Moore, a researcher on the late Cornwall-based existentialist, Colin Wilson, will be talking about the curious link between the paranormal and existential philosophy, and how this relates to Wilson’s ‘new existentialism’. Mr Moore has written on ufology and Wilson’s philosophy at length in his debut book, Evolutionary Metaphors: Ufos, New Existentialism and the Future Paradigm. In it he argues that there is an essential unity in Wilson’s vast output; linking his earliest philosophical concerns with his later works. 

The talk will range over the curious logic which underlies the UFO phenomenon, and how, in analysing the anomalous – or even experiencing the anomalous first-hand –  it re-orientates a particular, and often insightful, approach to meaning, providing what he calls an ‘evolutionary metaphor’.




11:00 - 12:00


Morrab Library