Last month, Bob gave us another compelling talk, this time on the subect of compassion. His account of altruism in both humans and animals was so convincing that I don't think I'll be able to look at a rat the same way again.
The venue however, was not ideal. The pub was crowded, leading to one person not being able to find us, and several people complained about the inadequate parking facilities in Croydon Town Centre.
Our next meeting is on 8th March. Gareth will be introducing us to Kant, who is generally acknowledged to be the greatest Western
The talk and discussion will focus on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. For those of you who'd like an introduction, a podcast is available at.
Adrian Moore on Kant's Metaphysics
After you’ve listened to that, have a listen to this song which says the same thing in slightly different way:-
Immanuel Kant Song
I'm also pleased to announce that Bhavani very kindly offered to let us use her house in Purley. Although Purley is a bit harder to get to by public transpart, the location is ideal for privcay, parking and not having to pay venue hire. Even though I rely on public transport myself, I definitely feel we should give it a try.
For those not coming by car, there are two ways to get there. One is to take the train to Purley Station. The other is to take a 412 bus from either Katherine Street (Croydon) or West Croydon bus station. The bus journey is a little over 30 minutes. Once you arrive in Purley, it's about 10-15 minutes brisk walk to Bhavani's house.
I'm currently inquiring of our regulars if anybody coming from Croydon is willing to offer lifts to people. If you think you might require a lift from Croydon, please phone me on[masked] and I'll see if I can fix you up with someone.
I will post further details, including links to introductory material on Kant; shortly.
Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there.
All the best,