The Philosophy Group is holding virtual meetings via Zoom until normal social interaction becomes both permitted and comfortable to members.
During these extraordinary times, we have decided to resume meetings using the Zoom app. Everyone is learning how best to use this technology, but we seem to be coping well.
The group has covered a wide range of philosophical topics to date – ranging from ethics, truth and knowledge to the lives of the great philosophers and the schools of thought they developed. Needless to say, the scope is vast, and we revisit issues regularly, so newcomers needn’t fear that they have “missed something”.
No prior knowledge of philosophical study is assumed or required, though you will pick up some jargon along the way. We aim to create an atmosphere where members can question and contribute in a friendly and supportive group. Enjoyment of tea, coffee and biscuits is also desirable though, at the moment, you must supply your own!
We have just embarked on a series of sessions looking at political philosophy (not politics!!) and aim over the next few sessions to cover issues like the drivers leading to the rise of communism, as well as topics like freedom, justice, and the rights of the individual compared with the power of the state. We may look at the capability of current political structures to tackle global issues like climate change and inequality across nations. We may get diverted along more interesting paths.
If you have an inquisitive mind and enjoy contributing to discussion while learning along the way, the philosophy group is for you.
For more details, please contact Peter Heffer via the message link.