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.
|.||PHILOSOPHY – DURING 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 October||Buddhism (Presentation by Meryl)||ZOOM|
|26th October||Chinese Philosophy Part 2 (Presentation by John)||ZOOM|
|9th November||John-Paul Sartre (Presentation/discussion led by Pam)||ZOOM|
|23rd November||Albert Camus (Presentation/discussion led by Pam)||ZOOM|
|14th December||A topic from ‘Philosophy on Tap’ (Presentation/discussion led by Bryn)||ZOOM|
|2021||NEW YEAR 2021|
|.||PHILOSOPHY – DURING 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 CONFIRMATION||LIVE MEETING and lunch 12:30pm|
|.||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
• 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).