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The Perch Rock (New Brighton)

Address: 7 Grosvenor Rd (Victoria Road), Wallasey , The Wirral, 5 Charlton Road, CH45 2LW

Phone: Paul: 07743533509

Times: Meets every 3rd Mon of month (7pm)

Notes: Contact Andrew on: amyns42@yahoo.co.uk

Link: https://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/perch-rock-hotel-wallasey

Upcoming Topics/Events

Topic Proposed Date Time
Ethics of the Future Open forum 15/07/2019 19:00
Ethics of the future. This was the title of a recent article in Philosophy Now examining how we apply ethics beyond the present. This is in response to comments you made regarding the environment and climate change including the ethics of zoos and living in cities. How do we take account of future generations when we consider our ethical values and actions? The article reexamines utilitarianism, as promoted by Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, and suggests that 'pianism' might be more appropriate in this context.
On your Marx... 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.
Is war functional for society? 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?
Have our politicians let us down? 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.
Stepping through the Ages 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?
Winter Equinox Special (TBA) The Perch Rockers 16/12/2019 19:00

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