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Humans v2.0

Humans v2.0..?

I’ve been inspired by the latest Philosophy Now edition, which focuses on Nietzsche; especially interpretations of his Übermensch (over-people? Super-people?) concept. (The interpretations are interesting in themselves: do we see that which supports what we already hold to be true..?)

So, please join me for a hot toddy at the rather lovely Mews hostelry to ponder such questions as...

· What do you think humans could become?

· What is the ideal; from your perspective? And why do you think this?

· What is human v1.0 anyway? And how does what and who we are shape what/who we hold up as the ideal?

· Re Nietzsche’s thoughts about Übermensch and God is dead, does this suggest humanity evolving to be godlike? If we consider this to be so; what are those godlike traits to which we aspire?

Nietzche-style Marvellous Moustaches; optional. Berets; encouraged.

NB: ALL meetings are informal, accessible and approached with a light touch. This discussion is inspired by Nietzsche, but you don't need to know anything about his philosophy in order to take part.

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  • Jane

    I had a really good evening. It was great to meet new people and to talk about different topics which I found interesting. Thanks to Sherry for facilitating the discussion so well and with kindness and respect, and for making the effort to organise the group.

    January 26, 2013

  • John E

    My first event, turned out to be an interesting and enjoyable evening. Good to meet everyone and well done Sherry for keeping the discussion moving along. Hope to join you again next time.

    January 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you John! Would be super to have you along again. :)

      January 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's 20:20 on Tuesday and I've only just seen this message - gutted! Really hope to make another meeting, are they always on Tuesdays or do they shuffle? Hoping so as hubby usually at college so I have the kids (he's off tonight hence me being disappointed as I could have come!).

    January 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Lara - my bad for not emailing you sooner! We tend to move them about as different people can do different times and days. But a Tuesday's not a bad evening, so we could do it on a Tuesday next time. (The pub's not too busy, which is nice. I think we scared folks away!) Would be lovely to see you. Hope you're keeping well. xxx

      January 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No no! Please DON'T make it a Tuesday next time! It happened to be a one off that Rob was off college tonight as he's got the lurgy, normally I wouldn't be able to - I'll vote for a Wednesday to break up the week :)

      January 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting topic - great to be able to wander around it as meant we covered a lot of ground!

    January 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Laura! :)

      January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed this evening - as I always do! Great mix of people and personalities and everyone had something insightful to contribute which advanced our thinking and conversation. I took some notes, which I will post up. But not now - or I'll get to thinking again and have another sleepless night! Best wishes all! Feb date coming soon... x

    January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sherry,everyone
    Thanks for you welcome message,
    actually i just saw it because i didn't get any notifications for it,
    i was really looking forward to meet you and rest of the group for this meeting but unfortunately i cant make it this time, hope to join you for next time.
    Take Care
    Arta

    January 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No worries Arta. Thank you for letting me know. Hope to meet you next time. :) x

      January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone! The snow has finally reached Southend, but it doesn't pose much of a problem travel-wise, so I confirm that our meeting tomorrow will go ahead as planned. I hope you can make it! The Mews bar is nestled in the corner of Nelson Mews - the end of which you'll find near the better known Railway Pub on Scratton Road (almost opposite Central Train Station). Please check out the map on the event page if you get stuck, or ring me on the night on[masked] 730. See you tomorrow! Sherry

    January 21, 2013

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