Shrewsbury

Philosophy of Social Change

Group coordinator Mark Phillips
Tel: 01743 363010 Email: markhphillipslaw@hotmail.com

We started in August 2015. Amazingly we are in our third year! We meet from 10 to 12 noon on the first and third Thursdays each month at the houses of members, mainly in central Shrewsbury. New members are welcome but we seek to ensure that we keep our numbers to 10 or fewer.

We take philosophy to be the analysis and clarification of ideas. For the most part social change appears to happen without planning and is something to which everyone is subject, irrespective of choice. Possibly in every generation, reflective people express frustration that the social arrangements in which they find themselves lack fairness, rationality, freedom or meaning. Galvanizing change in a preferred direction may, to some people, seem too urgent for (time-wasting) clarification of ideas. Others might consider the reverse, that ideologues are liable to put lives at risk and in any event guarantee new tyranny.

Our field of study includes but is not limited to the philosophy of politics. The intention of the group is to read and reflect on writings which might improve our understanding of ideas concerning social change: whether, in what direction, and by what intervening steps, social progress might deliberately be achieved. Links opposite reflect our work thus far.

If you would like to join us please contact me first.

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