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KANT'S CAVE: Classic liberal individualism and Western society (Tom Rubens)

On the first Wednesday of every month the PFA meets at "Kant’s Cave" for a lecture, debate and social evening, normally in the upstairs bar of the Exmouth Arms at 1 Starcross Street, London NW1 2HR. The Exmouth Arms is in a quiet residential street about five minutes walk from Warren Street, Euston and Euston Square stations.

Our speaker is Tom Rubens. His full title (which won't quite fit in the title box above) is: Classic liberal individualism and contemporary Western society.

Please note that the room does have limited capacity. We usually manage to accommodate everyone, but just occasionally, an event is so popular that we have to turn some people away. Seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The idea of using the function room of a pub for our philosophy meetings is that we would like to combine serious philosophical activity with an informal exchange of ideas and views. We therefore invite everybody to stay on after the lectures for more talk and debate. The downstairs part of the pub is open all evening. Our room, on the first floor, is available from 7 pm, and the lecture starts at 7.30 pm.

If you have joined Philosophy for All (the organization, not just this Meetup group), and paid your annual subscription (£12 by standing order), there is no charge. But if you have not joined, we do ask for £2 as a contribution towards the cost of hiring the room. You can join PFA using this link:

http://www.pfalondon.org/joinpfa.html

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  • Andrew

    Informative and thorough lecture by Tom (as usual). Good questions afterwards, particularly on consumerism. The point made about corporations facilitating increased individualism in the west was well made (apologies for not being able to quote the person who made it).

    September 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well-structured and insightful talk by Tom.

    September 4, 2014

  • Jane D.

    Can't make it, have bug which it would be unphilosophical to spread

    1 · September 3, 2014

    • Maria

      Sorry to hear that Jane, there seems to be the lurgys going around, hope you feel better get some warm water with honey and lemon down you and throw in a drop of brandy for good measure take care x

      September 3, 2014

  • Maria

    Bill, if you were to give a talk on the underlying philosophy of a simulated universe and things to do with such matters i.e ex nihilo argument and such I would very happily attend.

    September 3, 2014

    • Bill T.

      Ex nihlo cosmos creation is very very interesting. I hope I can cram it in to the talk if they let me go ahead. Thanks for your interest :)

      September 3, 2014

    • Maria

      No problem ;-) as an ex Philosophy student myself, you made me take a trip down memory lane and brought a smile to my face so thank you!

      September 3, 2014

  • Bill T.

    Can I give a talk on the underlying philosophy of a simulated universe? I have written a paper and talk about Zenos paradoxes among other topic. Thanks in advance ,,,,

    September 3, 2014

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