Time: Thursdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Multi Faith Centre
Philosophy Club also welcomes online attendance. It is using the Collaborate online meeting software and we have a guide available if you have never used it before. You just need to press the button below to join online.
Activity: Open discussion inspired by the reading set week by week. No onus on anyone to talk if they don’t wish to, anyone is welcome to come along and just listen to others if this is what they want to do. Staff and Students are both welcome. Feel free to bring your own ideas for meetings that could be added to the calendar.
Nature of reading: Short and manageable extracts that identify a philosophical theme / subject each week.
3rd November – No planned reading – Open Discussion
17th November – Philosophy within Terry Pratchett – Discussion Lead our Chaplain, Stuart. (Reading to be confirmed)
‘Dover Beach’ by Matthew Arnold – Do we live in a post faith / post truth world?
Discussion on Plato’s ‘Allegory of the Cave’ at the start of Book VII in The Republic - Pages 469 – 475 in this edition
‘Before the Law’ or Chapter 9 of ‘The Trial’ by Franz Kafka
The first Chapter of ‘After Virtue’ by Alasdair MacIntyre. A Discussion on the nature of morality in the modern world
Book V, Chapter 5 of The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky – ‘The Grand Inquisitor'. A Discussion on the challenges of belief