Great Philosophers and Where They Went Wrong

Ferdinand Mount

06/03/2019 8:30 pm
Kings Place, Hall 2

Ferdinand Mount has long been fascinated by the great thinkers and politicians of the past two millennia. In his riveting and provocative book, Prime Movers, Mount takes us on a colourful journey, examining the ideas of twelve key savants — from Pericles to Jesus Christ, and from Adam Smith to Karl Marx. These are the people who have shaped our world — and who have inspired and provoked the author, often in equal measure.

In Association with the TLS

Ferdinand Mount

Prize-winning author Ferdinand Mount has been a columnist for The Spectator, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times. He was formerly head of the Downing Street Policy Unit, and editor of the TLS.