Alnwick

PHILOSOPHY

PHILOSOPHY GROUP

A philosophy group for those interested in philosophical ideas and who would like to consider these within the context of everyday life.

This is a group of those who are intrigued by historic and modern schools of thought. An inquiring mind is the only prerequisite!

The inaugural meeting of the group was held at St Michael’s Church Hall on Monday 26th February 2018 at 2:30pm

Background information relating to this Inaugural Meeting and other matters can be accessed by clicking on the link labelled ‘Background Information’ which shows in the right hand margin of the webpage (or bottom of the page if on a phone)

Meetings (although previously twice monthly) from September 2021 are now once monthly on every 2nd Monday, 2:00 pm to 4pm - see below for time change during COVID RESTRICTIONS

DURING COVID RESTRICTIONS MEETINGS BY ZOOM NOW TAKE PLACE BEGINNING AT 4pm unless otherwise advised.

Venue Suspended: St Michael's Church Hall, The Small Hall at the rear, junction of Canongate/Walkergate, Alnwick but see timetable below for any up and coming variations to this.

.PHILOSOPHYDURING COVID RESTRICTIONS normally 2nd and 4th Mondays at 4pm by ZOOM unless otherwise stated
. FOR PREVIOUS TOPICS click on the link: TOPICS OF EARLIER MEETINGS
2020 PROGRAMME FOR LATTER PART OF 2020
14th September A short presentation on Heiddigger (Arendt's one time lover) and discussion followed by a review of possible future programme. (Pam to present) ZOOM
28th September More on Arendt and the nature of Evil (Pam/Pat) ZOOM
12th OctoberBuddhism (Presentation by Meryl) ZOOM
26th OctoberChinese Philosophy Part 2 (Presentation by John) ZOOM
9th NovemberJohn-Paul Sartre (Presentation/discussion led by Pam) ZOOM
23rd NovemberAlbert Camus (Presentation/discussion led by Pam) ZOOM
14th DecemberA topic from ‘Philosophy on Tap’ (Presentation/discussion led by Bryn) ZOOM
2021 NEW YEAR 2021
.PHILOSOPHYDURING COVID normally 2nd and 4th Mondays at 4pm by ZOOM unless otherwise stated
11th January NO MEETING
25th January Introducing Friedrich Nietzsche (Presentation/discussion led by Pam) ZOOM
8th February Friedrich Nietzsche continued (Presentation/discussion led by Pam) ZOOM
22nd February Friedrich Nietzsche continued (Presentation/discussion led by Pam) ZOOM
8th March Happiness (5min presentations by each member) ZOOM
22nd March Jeremy Bentham - an introduction (Research by members - Presentation/discussion led by Pam) ZOOM
12th April More on Bentham leading to John Stuart Mill (Presentation/discussion led by Pam)ZOOM
26th April John Stuart Mill (Presentation/discussion led by Pam)ZOOM
10th May Thomas Pain(e) (Presentation/discussion led by Anne)ZOOM
24th May Is 'Free Will' an illusion? (Presentation/discussion led by Bryn)
14th June 'Is there a dichotomy between Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence?' (Presentation/discussion led by John)ZOOM
28th June 'A debate: MOTION: PHILOSOPHY HAS NO VALUE' (Proposed: Bryn, Seconded:Anne. Opposed: Pam, Seconded:John)ZOOM
12th July NO MEETING
26th July Meeting to discuss possible topics going forward - VENUE AGREED SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATIONLIVE MEETING and lunch 12:30pm
AUGUST NO MEETING
.MEETINGS NOW TO CONTINUE JUST ON 2nd Monday of the Month 4th Mondays discontinued
13th September Discussion on 'Approaches to Philosophy' Zoom at 4pm
11th October Philosophy of 'The Arts'. Location and time to be confirmed St Michaels 2.00pm to 4pm or Zoom at 4pm
8th November Philosophy of 'The Sciences' (Provisional). Location and time to be confirmed St Michaels 2.00pm to 4pm or Zoom at 4pm
13th December Philosophy of Wine St Michaels 2.00pm to 4pm
.Possible future topics to include: ●Continental philosophers incl key features of existentialism such as despair, alienation, religion, identity, freedom and selfhood and their relevance to contemporary concerns.

CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR AN OVERVIEW OF THE ACTIVITIES OF ALL GROUPS DURING THE PERIOD OF COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS: ZOOM CONFERENCING and other means

Group Contacts:
• Existing Members refer to Yellow Booklet (or any ‘update’ given via Newsletter/or Monthly Meeting)
• Potential New Members click on the ‘Contact’ menu above.
• The overall coordinator of ALL groups can be contacted via the following link: THE GROUPS CO-ORDINATOR

For various other links - see the right-hand sidebar of this page (or the page bottom on a phone).

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More Group Pages
A1 - ZOOM by various groups ARCHAEOLOGY
ARCHITECTURE ART APPRECIATION
BOOK GROUP 1 BOOK GROUP 2 (Fairfields)
BOOK GROUP 3 (St Michael's) Bridge
CREATIVE WRITING French
German HERB GROUP - Exploring Plant Medicines
HISTORY LATIN ADVANCED GROUP
LATIN FOR IMPROVERS Line Dancing
LUNCH SOCIAL GROUP Mahjong
Painting & Drawing PHILOSOPHY
POETRY 1 POETRY 2
POPULAR CLASSICAL MUSIC SCIENCE
SHORT WALKS SOCIAL EVENING
Spanish Ukulele
WALKING