The Philosophy of Art (dinner and discussion)

  • July 17, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6F-sHhmfrY#t=105

One of the benefits of practical philosophy is to give us a deeper understanding of the meaning and purpose of art in all of its forms. This discussion will include the following subtopics: the importance of art, the purposes of art, and some controversial areas such as public funding and censorship. As usual, our facilitators will be provided with discussion notes to keep the conversations on topic (at least for the first 90 minutes).



Don't be afraid to sign up since I'll cancel the event and provide refunds if less than 5 people sign up.


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Facilitator Information

As previously mentioned, our members take turns helping to facilitate our discussions. We require one discussion facilitator for each table of 6 people so please leave a comment below (i.e. "I'll help facilitate") if you're able to help out at this event. No facilitation experience is required.

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  • Ingrid L.

    Mathew, You should be a facilitator each time, you are very good.

    July 21

    • A former member
      A former member

      Why thankyou :) hehe

      July 22

  • Clifton A.

    It was a good night, I enjoyed it.

    July 19

  • Lydia T.

    I enjoyed the discussion! Matthew was a great facilitator!

    July 18

    • A former member
      A former member

      Why thankyou very much :)

      July 18

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guys i will be late. Sorry. There aroung 7:30

    July 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, sincere aplogies for the extremely late cancellation - just not well enough to join you tonight. Better to keep my bugs to myself. I do hope to make it to the next dinner.

    July 17

  • Sarah B.

    For anyone who thinks they understand the difference between modern art and finger painting: Try this quiz!

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/jenlewis/quiz-can-you-tell-the-difference-between-modern-art-and-art

    July 17

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes - as a practising artist, can tell the difference! 9 out of 11 correct.

      July 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Glen, can distribute people to 3 groups tomorrow. cheers
    Jocelyn

    July 16

    • Glen B.

      Thanks Jocelyn, but considering that there's 13 people signed up (since a few people cancelled), and I've found it's best to have at least 5 people at a table, it would probably best to have a table of 6 and 7.

      July 17

  • Glen B.

    Thanks to Ingrid for taking the place of Karen as facilitator #3.

    July 16

  • Clifton A.

    HI Glen I will put my hand up and facilitate.
    Cheers
    Cliff

    July 15

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll facilitate this time in place of Lynn.

    July 15

  • Karen

    Hi All, so sorry but I have developed a lung infection and will not be well enough to attend or facilitate the dinner tomorrow night. I look forward to attending the next dinner. Regards Karen

    July 16

  • Charlotte L.

    Hi guys - I have the flu and can't make it now :(. My apologies for not being able to attend or Facilitate. I plan to attend next month. Wishing you all a 'Philosophical' evening. Lynn

    July 15

  • Charlotte L.

    Hi Glen :)). I'm happy to be a 'Facilitator' once again. Lynn :)

    July 13

  • Karen

    Hi Glen, I'm also happy to facilitate. regards Karen

    July 13

    • Glen B.

      Great, thanks Karen. Could you please confirm that you're able to print yourself a copy of the notes for Thursday? Once again, here's the link to the notes and the FAQs: http://www.philosophy...­

      July 15

  • Glen B.

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend this event in person but I will be coordinating it to run just as smoothly as the events which I'm able to attend in person. Please see this page for more details: http://philosophydinners.org/CoordinatorInfo.html

    July 9

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