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Schedule

Here are all the up and coming enquiry topics and events.

Topic Venue Presenter Date Time
Is Marriage Moral? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Charlie 16/07/2019 19:15
Bureaucracy ? The Rose & Crown (Bebington) Matt 17/07/2019 13:00
The Myth of Self-Control The Royal Clifton Hotel (Southport) Steve 17/07/2019 19:00
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2016/11/3/13486940/self-control-psychology-myth
TBA The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Linda L 17/07/2019 19:30
Why do we have huge inequalities? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Peter 17/07/2019 19:30
Marx Study Group Jack Jones House Paul B Smith/John Holliday 18/07/2019 18:00
If you are interested in understanding the inner (largely unseen) mechanisms regulating society why not join our study group. We have just started a new program, where we alternate study sessions on Marx's 'Capital' using David Harvey's accessible and free online lectures, along with topics proposed and voted for by group members.
Open Forum The Crown (Liverpool) The group 22/07/2019 14:15
Moral + Social Philosophy (Mary Warnock) Frodsham Community Centre Derek Meakin 23/07/2019 10:30
Mary Warnock (1924-2019) was a remarkable person - not only a successful academic and author of more than twenty texts, but also a gifted chairwoman of important public inquiries. Specialising in moral and social philosophy, she continually strove to apply philosophical thought to complex ethical problems and became a leading public intellectual. In her more academic role, she has written lucidly on human rights and the question of whether morality needs to be underpinned by religious belief. In our meeting we shall touch on and discuss all the above mentioned features. All welcome, no previous knowledge of philosophy is necessary (contributions towards costs: suggest £5. refreshments provided) Enquiries: johnsonvlntn@aol.com
Mind, Time, Creativity. Bluecoat Art Centre (Liverpool) Eddie 23/07/2019 13:00
Open Forum Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) The group 23/07/2019 19:15
A Thought Experiment! Halfway House (Childwall) Edna 25/07/2019 19:15
Can morality be objective? The Crown (Liverpool) Paul D 29/07/2019 14:15
PIP's AGM The Ship & Mitre Merseyside PIPs 29/07/2019 18:30
Open Forum Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) The group 30/07/2019 19:15
Is crime fiction worth reading? The Crown (Liverpool) Patty 05/08/2019 14:15
Nietzsche's philosophy Ramsbottom (Rose & Crown) Chris 05/08/2019 19:30
Open forum The Dog & Partridge (Sheffield) Rosie 05/08/2019 19:45
Come ready to think, share your thoughts, listen to others' ideas and enjoy.
What is Truth? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Paul D 06/08/2019 19:15
RISK The Rose & Crown (Bebington) Martin 07/08/2019 13:00
The Sin Tax The Cock Hotel (Wellington) Jamie 07/08/2019 19:00
How can we formulate philosophical questions? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Maggie 07/08/2019 19:30
Open Forum The Plough Inn (Herefordshire) The group 07/08/2019 20:00
Who can say what a human is? Halfway House (Childwall) Edna 08/08/2019 19:15
Money? The Casa Bar (Liverpool) Ollie 10/08/2019 11:00
Money isn't a material reality – it is a psychological construct... (Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari)
TBA Veritas (Leeds) Talking Allowed in Leeds 12/08/2019 13:45
Should we question everything? The Crown (Liverpool) Alan S 12/08/2019 14:15
RELATIVISM ? The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) Russell 12/08/2019 20:00
The Unconsoled The Vernon Keith 19/08/2019 18:15
On your Marx... The Perch Rock (New Brighton) The group 19/08/2019 19:00
On your Marx, get set, revolt! Revolutions are as old as human society, but re-engineering and economics to map out an alternative classless world. The term communism goes back as far as, yes, you’ve guessed it, Aristotle’s The Politics and most probably earlier. However, Marx’s critique of Capitalism was a catalyst to a succession of great literature on the evil’s this economic system that continues to this day, for example Piketty’s Capital of 2013. A discussion on the continued relevance of Marx and his peers is unavoidable in any review of modern political theory.
Why do we expect the Univers of Randomness to be fair? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Jane 21/08/2019 19:30
Aubade (Larkin) Halfway House (Childwall) Open forum 22/08/2019 19:15
How can we achieve Happiness? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 02/09/2019 19:00
Open Forum Ramsbottom (Rose & Crown) The group 02/09/2019 19:30
The Philosophy of Leadership The Cock Hotel (Wellington) Tim 04/09/2019 19:00
Open Forum The Plough Inn (Herefordshire) The group 04/09/2019 20:00
Is Life about Suffering? The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) Len 09/09/2019 20:00
Should we teach doubt or certainty? Halfway House (Childwall) Edna 12/09/2019 19:15
The Frolic of the Beasts The Vernon Mary 16/09/2019 18:15
Mishima.
Is war functional for society? The Perch Rock (New Brighton) Open forum 16/09/2019 19:00
Is war functional for society? Some of you may recall that last year Mike encouraged us to look at Emile Durkheim’s theory that crime is functional for society. This approach moves beyond that idea and, perhaps, gives a different slant on Just War theory. Are there any positive consequences to large scale violence?
Conscious AI The Cock Hotel (Wellington) Brian 02/10/2019 19:00
Surveillance/punishment on Social Media? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) Open forum 07/10/2019 19:00
What is good/bad about the surveillance and punishment of what some people say on social media and elsewhere?
What is Sanity? The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) Estelle 14/10/2019 20:00
Pereira Maintains The Vernon Jim 21/10/2019 18:15
Tabucchi.
Have our politicians let us down? The Perch Rock (New Brighton) Open forum 21/10/2019 19:00
Have our politicians let us down? We have seen recent referendums capture the attention of the public and lead to large voting turnouts. However, have the resultant divisions and political turmoil been worth it. This is a non-partisan look at the machinery of today's politics and those that manage and/or exploit them. Are there better alternatives? What do contemporary philosophers say on these matters? What you say on these matters, matters much more! This is the last, at least for this year, in our series on political philosophy.
What are most entertaining Fictions and Fallacies today? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) Open forum 04/11/2019 19:00
Jeremy Bentham (1824) wrote wittily about fictions and fallacies based on what he learned when studying the House of Commons. What are the most entertaining Fictions and Fallacies today?
Is Political Violence Ever Justified? The Cock Hotel (Wellington) Jamie 06/11/2019 19:00
To be revealed on the night! The Exchange (Leicester) Clare 06/11/2019 19:20
ANARCHISM? The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) TBA 11/11/2019 20:00
Can we live without rules?
Stepping through the Ages The Perch Rock (New Brighton) Open forum 18/11/2019 19:00
There have been numerous attempts to categorise the various phases of life, such as the Three Ages of Man by Titian or the Seven Ages of Man by Shakespeare. These artists have used their talents to examine and express the challenges we all face as we transition between different stages in our lives. The Philosophy of Change looks at how we live our lives and cope with these changes. How do we handle these challenges today and are there new factors that will make this easier or harder for our children?
What is Literature? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) Open forum 02/12/2019 19:00
Should Bob Dylan have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature?
Is Man an Animal Like any Other? The Cock Hotel (Wellington) Sylvie 04/12/2019 19:00
Christmas Special... The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) Phil 09/12/2019 20:00
Winter Equinox Special (TBA) The Perch Rock (New Brighton) The Perch Rockers 16/12/2019 19:00