Hastings & Rother

Analytical Philosophy

Analytical Philosophy - suitable for complete beginners and for university and college freshers!

Introduction

Welcome to our Forum, we are a small group of very enthusiastic participants and I hope that you may enjoy the atmosphere and genuine desire to understand philosophy in our weekly meetings.

Last four years we have been doing Jenny Teichman & Katherine C.Evans' book "Philosophy A beginner's Guide- ISBN 0-631-21321-X" . The third edition of this book is highly recommended because we shall frequently make reference to this book in the present programme.

The present programme will follow each chapters in the textbooks and may be completed within 25 - 35 weeks. You can see our Course of Study on the following link sub-page.

If you can't attend the Forum do not worry, you are already in the Forum if you follow our email circulars [assuming that you would like to receive one - if not please let me know]. It will be particularly useful if you follow the book content as we go along and making comments by emails and forwarding questions and logical arguments as if you are in a live debate.

What is philosophy?

Philosophy essentially is critical thinking or love of wisdom or, according to Bertrand Russell, it "is a no-man's land between theology and science".

Philosophy is a study of problems which are concerned with the nature of existence, knowledge, morality, reason and human purpose.

Major branches of philosophy are:

  • metaphysics (nature of being and knowing);
  • ethics;
  • political philosophy;
  • philosophy of science;
  • logic.

We shall be covering all these subjects in our weekly forums but I personally consider the metaphysics, that is the theory of existence and the theory of knowledge [ontology and epistemology] together with logic are the foundation of all other branches of philosophy and therefore we shall put more emphasis on these subjects.

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Please note that there is another Philosophy group in addition to those I offer.

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Music Appreciation Painting Patchwork Personal History
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More Group Pages
Ace High! Analytical Philosophy
Argumentation 6wk Logic Art Appreciation
Art Appreciation 2 Bird Watching
Bobbin Lacemaking Book Club
Bridge Club Classic Novels
Coffee Morning Bexhill Coffee Morning Royal Victoria
Creative Writing 1 Creative Writing Bexhill
Current Affairs 1 Current Affairs 2
Current Affairs 3 Dining Out
Dressmaking and Tailoring Dressmaking and Tailoring 2
Dressmaking and Tailoring 3 Film and Cinema Group
Film Enthusiasts Flower Arranging
Garden Appreciation Gardening
German Conversation German Conversation (New)
German reading group Grumpy Old Women
History 1 History Group 2
International Law Italian Conversation
Italian Conversation (Adv) Jazz (not Traditional)
Keep Fit Activities Knit & Natter 2
Knit and Natter HASTINGS Knit, Natter and Crochet 4
Language Barrier Latin
Latin Line Dancing Latin Line Dancing (Beginers)
Local History Lunch Club 1
Mah Jong Afternoon Mah-Jong 1 [Afternoons]
Music Appreciation Painting
Patchwork Personal History
Philosophy Pickleball
Play Reading 1 Play Reading 2
Poetry Reading Readers Group
Science Group Scrabble 1
Scrabble 3 Short Story Reading
Spanish Conversation Strolling
Technical Art History Theatre Group
Topical Topics Upwords
Upwords and Rummicub Walking: Longer
Walking: Shorter Wood Carving