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Philosophy Club: Home

When do we meet?

Time: Thursdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Multi Faith Centre
First Meeting: 29th September

What's Philosophy Club about?

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.

What are the talking points?

29th September – ‘Dover Beach’ by Matthew Arnold – Do we live in a post faith / post truth world? 

6th October – Discussion on Plato’s ‘Allegory of the Cave’ at the start of  Book VII in The Republic -  Pages 469 – 475 in this edition

13th October – ‘Before the Law’ or Chapter 9 of ‘The Trial’ by Franz Kafka

20th October – The first Chapter of ‘After Virtue’ by Alasdair MacIntyre. A Discussion on the nature of morality in the modern world

27th October – Book V, Chapter 5 of The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky – ‘The Grand Inquisitor'. A Discussion on the challenges of belief

Where can I find these books, essays and chapters?

All of the discussion points are freely available for students and staff of UON, just make sure that you are logged into NELSON.