PHILOSOPHY discussion group meets approximately fortnightly on Mondays (avoiding General Meetings).
BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME You are welcome to come along and listen until you feel confident enough to join in the discussions. It may even be possible to run one or two extra sessions to give complete beginners a bit of extra help. We do not usually work from set texts so reading is voluntary!
In the past the group has looked at questions in the main branches of Western Philosophy: - Political; Knowledge and Belief; History; Aesthetics; Ethics; Applied Ethics; Metaphysics.
We have also used over-arching topics eg. The Enlightenment; Existentialism; Ethics in the 21st. century; Cosmopolitanism; The Self; Virtue Ethics; Philosophy Applied.
Last year under the title Ethics Evolving we looked at such concepts as anger; forgiveness; compassion; status.
Details of questions, dates, useful books, useful web-sites, etc. are sent out in the summer, using e-mail, or by post for those without.
Between meetings we can communicate together by e-mail about good TV or radio programmes or books or magazine articles or You Tube offerings, spotted etc. etc.
Meetings are normally from 2.00 - 4.00 pm.
There are five planned sessions between September and the end of December. The first one on Monday September 23rd.We are holding our meetings on Zoom and currently working through political philosophy.
Inquiries to the Group Leader Margaret Ferguson using the contact link on this site.