Frequency & Time of Meeting: The 3rd Thursday in the month at 2pm before the pandemic at the Alison Park Hotel which is situated at the junction of Temple Rd and College Rd. if and when normal meetings return we will be looking for a suitable venue. In the past we have met in members homes.
Group Leader: John Newton(John is deaf and cannot take voice calls, please text to 07583296806 or e mail email@example.com )
The Ancient Greek word philosophia was probably coined by Pythagoras and literally means "love of wisdom" or "friend of wisdom". In casual speech, the term can refer to any of the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group.
The monthly meetings of the Buxton group generally follow the pattern of having one of the members introduce a topic followed by a general discussion. We try to avoid the sort of arguing which some will remember from High School debates, the aim is to understand each other rather than agree. Members are welcome to come along and just listen if they wish, there is no pressure to speak. None of the current group members are professional philosophers. Our meetings have covered topics which all have relevance to the present day and include aspects of democracy, "designer" babies and the relationship between science and religion. It's a surprisingly stimulating and cheering activity.
After the hiatus of the pandemic we have recently started to meet virtually using Google Meet which is judged as successful by the members. New members are welcome, if you are interested, e mail me and you will then get an invitation to link to the meetings.