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Our monthly get-together (Manchester Armchair Philosophers)

The regular monthly get-together of the Manchester Armchair Philosophers group.

The theme for this month, suggested by Alan Russell, will be: 

 Ethical algorithms

Can we programme ethics? 

We will probably have to. E.g. automatic cars (who do I run over?), battlefield robots.

If you have any questions/comments then you can leave them below,  or email me on ManchesterArmchairPhilosophers AT gmail DOT com

Any topics/themes you would like us to discuss?  All suggestions are put in a hat and chosen more or less at random (I try to keep a good mix of topics so two similar topics won't be in consecutive months).


When you arrive for the meet-up, please get yourself a drink from the downstairs bar and then bring it upstairs to the function room.

We have been kindly allowed to use the function room for free on the understanding we'll buy some drinks ;-)

If you aren't sure where we are,  phone me on[masked] and I will help you to find your way.

See you there,



PS - We ask those that can afford it to make a voluntary contribution (suggested £2) to cover the fees that meet-up charge for the use of this website.  Our group has agreed that any excess monies received will be donated to Amnesty International (AI).  AI are a human rights charity who, amongst other things, support those who live in countries which restrict the freedom of speech that we, thankfully, can take for granted at these meet-ups.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    First meeting and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next one already!

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great lively debate, I enjoyed my first meetup with this group!

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Gary K.

    Great fun. A real pleasure to meet you all and leave with far more questions than answers. Ouch!

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Heather P.

    Enjoyed the evening, the debate was interesting and fun....

    2 · March 18, 2014

  • Joe

    Thanks, a very nice event.

    2 · March 18, 2014

  • Julian

    Ack this was fully booked when I checked earlier. NM hope you are having fun.

    March 18, 2014

  • Joseph W.

    Hey there this will be my first attendance at one of these and hopefully the first of many. Looking forward to it!

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • Kat

    Running slightly late courtesy of emergency dentist visit. Oops!

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • Paul M.

    Really sorry to not make it tonight. Landlord is decorating my gaff and I have to clear my stuff to centre of room and do this and that. No time. Would be nice if someone could post some 'must read first info' on tonight's subject please. Paul

    March 18, 2014

    • Mary R C.

      Hope to see you next time xx

      March 18, 2014

  • Rouge

    Dont think I make it tonight so there is another place available...

    March 18, 2014

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