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New Meetup: Socrates Cafe Newtown: What Makes You, You?

From: Tim
Sent on: Monday, January 4, 2010 4:52 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Sydney Socrates Cafe!

What: Socrates Cafe Newtown: What Makes You, You?

When: January 13,[masked]:30 PM

Berkelouw Books Newtown
6-8 O?Connell Street Newtown Upstairs

Your body is yours right? Seems self evident. But what if you woke up convinced that your left hand somehow wasn't yours?

There are people who have experienced precisely this disconcerting - and self-shaking - phenomenon. Dr Dominic Murphy, a philosopher from the University of Sydney, will be speaking about this strange disorder and what it means for our conception of personal identity - or what makes you you.

Then it's up to us to bounce around our own perspectives in the following discussion!

This will be the topic at the next Socrates Caf? Newtown, held on January 13 at Berkelouw Books at 6-8 O?Connell Street Newtown, Sydney.

The meeting will start at 6:30 pm, and will kick off with a brief talk by Dominic. Following a few minutes for questions, we'll kick into the open discussion. At this point, we'll break off into groups, and discuss the topic at our leisure.

During this time, the speaker will join each discussion group for a brief period, giving everyone a chance to bounce ideas around with them. After about 45 minutes, we'll reconvene and share the issues discussed in each group.

Admission is entirely free, and there?s a load of fantastic coffee and food (even dinner!) available at the Berkelouw Caf?. Plus, it's BYO, so bring along a bottle of wine if you feel like a tipple.

Hope to see you there!

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