Worcester

Philosophy

At Green Centre, Doris Hunt Room, postcode WR2 5QS on Wednesday 1015

Contact: Barry Craft (Programme) or Steve Kennewell (Membership). Please quote 'Philosophy' in any enquiry.

The Philosophy group welcomes all who are interested in understanding the important ideas which underlie current issues and timeless questions.

We examine issues using the work of current thinkers and consider the influence of great philosophers and key ideas from the past. We do not take ourselves too seriously, however. Our approach is to share knowledge and ideas gained from our reading and experience in an entertaining way. This involves talks, discussions and small group activities concerning stimulating questions and scenarios, so that sessions are interesting and enjoyable for members at all levels of experience – no previous knowledge of philosophy is needed!

There will be a 'taster' session on August 28th, designed for those who have not attended the group to gain an idea of the sort of content and ways of working that are involved. If you are interested in joining this session, please contact Steve Kennewell or go to the web page.

This year we have covered the following:

  • Chinese philosophies
  • Consciousness
  • Intention
  • Perception
  • Justice
  • Rights – natural, moral, legal
  • Self
  • Systems thinking
  • Taxation
  • Where is the philosophy in current political thinking?
  • Women in Philosophy

We do not follow a particular text, but the following books are useful in supplementing the sessions.

  • Philosophy: Key Themes by Julian Baggini and Gareth Southwell
  • Philosophy: The Basics by Nigel Warburton
  • Philosophy: The Classics by Nigel Warburton
  • What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy by Thomas Nagel
  • Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy by Simon Blackburn
  • Being Good: A Short Introduction to Ethics by Simon Blackburn
  • The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to life by A.C. Grayling
  • Ideas That Matter: Key Concepts for the 21st Century by A.C. Grayling

There is also a great deal of material on the web, and these sites are fairly reliable in their quality:

Steve Kennewell
May 2019

Dates for your Diary
Wed Sep 11th Introductory session
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Play Reading 2 Poetry Circle Poetry for Enjoyment Poetry for Pleasure
Reading - Modern Novels Reading 1 Reading 2 Reading Wittgenstein
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More Group Pages
*Coxon Bridge practice *Coxon Discuss & Write Poetry
*Coxon Introduction to Hatha Yoga *Coxon Local History Discussion
*Coxon Philosophy taster *Coxon Shortmat Bowls
*Coxon Spanish Conversation *Coxon Wet Feltmaking
Adventures in Music Ancient World
Art - History Art - Painting - Basic
Art - Painting - Water Colour Art - Painting for Pleasure
Art and Philosophy Art Discussion
Art Painting - Basic 2 Basic Computing
Board and Card Games Bridge - Beginners
Bridge - Improvers Bridge 1 (Duplicate)
Bridge 2 (Rubber/Chicago) Bridge-Gentle Duplicate
Chainmaille Jewellery Choir
Crafts Creative Writing
Croquet Cryptic Crosswords
Cycling - Short Cycling Long
Dancing - Ballroom partners Dancing - Belly dancing
Dancing - Flamenco 1 - Beginners Dancing - Flamenco 2 - Improvers
Dancing - Line Beginners Dancing - Line Improvers Stage 1
Dancing - Line Improvers Stage 2 Dancing - Tap
Discussion 1 Discussion 2
Economics Discussion Group Film Appreciation
French - Beginners Plus French - Culture and Conversation
French - Improvers French - Intermediate
Garden Club Genealogy Group
German - Conversation German - Improvers
German - Intermediate Greek / Latin Continuers
Handbell Ringing Hatha Yoga
Italian - Beginners Italian - Continuers
Italian - Intermediate Italian - Third Year
Jazz and Big Bands Local History 1
Local History 2 Local History 3
Local History 4 Mindfulness and Meditation
Music Appreciation Philosophy
Photography - Audio Visual Photography - Creative
Photography - Practical Play Reading 1
Play Reading 2 Poetry Circle
Poetry for Enjoyment Poetry for Pleasure
Reading - Modern Novels Reading 1
Reading 2 Reading Wittgenstein
Science & Technology Sewing
Shakespeareance Short Mat Bowling
Short Mat Bowling 2 Short Mat Bowling 3
Short Mat Bowling 4 Short Mat Bowling 5
Short Mat Bowling 6 Short Mat Bowling 7
Spanish - Beginners Spanish - Beginners Plus
Spanish - Continuers Spanish Conversation
Table Tennis 1 Table Tennis 2
Tennis Thinking Allowed
Transport and Machinery Travel
Ukulele Walks - Long 1
Walks - Long 2 Walks - Short