The Great Balloon Debate

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The Great Balloon Debate (chaired by Filiz Peach, organised by Philosophy For All) offers the audience the chance to vote on which famous historical philosopher should be thrown out of a balloon first to stop it crashing. This debate took place in Conway Hall, London, during the Philosophy Now Festival on 20 January 2018. The participants were:

• Anja Steinbauer as Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
• Martin Muchall as The Buddha (c. 563-483 BCE)
• Richard Baron as Bishop Berkeley (1685-1753)
• John Holroyd as Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

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