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Author Talk: How to be Multiple: The Philosophy of Twins by Helena de Bres

Author Talk: How to be Multiple: The Philosophy of Twins by Helena de Bres9 Jul - 12.30pm-1.15pm
Author Talk: How to be Multiple: The Philosophy of Twins by Helena de Bres

About the event

Join us in-store to hear from Helena de Bres talk about her recent book, How to be Multiple: The Philosophy of Twins, published by Manchester University Press.

Helena will be in conversation with her twin, Julia who illustrated the book and Henrietta Bollinger, author of Articulations. Read an article over on The Spinoff with Helena, Julia, Henrietta and their twin Sally.

All welcome!

About the book:
In How to be Multiple, Helena de Bres - a twin herself - argues that twinhood is a unique lens for examining our place in the world and how we relate to other people. The way we think about twins offers remarkable insights into some of the deepest questions of our existence, from what is a person? to how should we treat one another?

Deftly weaving together literary and cultural history, philosophical enquiry and personal experience, de Bres examines such thorny issues as binary thinking, objectification, romantic love and friendship, revealing the limits of our individualistic perspectives.

In this illuminating, entertaining book, wittily illustrated by her twin sister, de Bres ultimately suggests that to consider twinhood is to imagine the possibility of a more interconnected, capacious human future.

Thursday July 9th, 12.30pm-1.15pm
in-store at Unity Books Wellington
Author Talk on How to be Multiple: The Philosophy of Twins by Helena de Bres

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