What we're about

If you're interested in discussing the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence then you've come to the right place.

The Aurora Philosophy Club is a place where like-minded people can meet in a comfortable and inviting setting to discuss the deepest and most fundamental questions that affect us all. You do not have to be a professional philosopher to participate. Everyone is welcome. The only thing that you need to bring with you is curiousity, an open mind, and a desire to explore new ideas.

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Aurora Public Library between 7 and 8:45 pm.

We hope to see you there.

Upcoming events (1)

Silence, Absence, and Marginalization in Social Theorising

Aurora Public Library

At the upcoming meeting we are honoured to have Dr. Brenda Spotton, a professor of economics at York University, come speak to the club. We hope you can join us on what promises to be a fascinating discussion. Here's a brief description from Dr. Spotton of what she'll be covering: "The virtual absence of differentiated social location in social theorizing has critical implications for public policy. A grounding in models that assume individuals are simply “rational” beings, regardless of gender, race, and other markers of a social self, privileges naturalist assumptions and claims. For example, attempts by feminist economists to shine a light on non-marketed activities traditionally performed by women do so by suggesting we monetize the values of such contributions as caregiving. In this talk, we explore the implications of an interpretivist view of our material well-being that permits the construction of social reality as a challenge to the dominant view wherein theorizing and policy-making simply reflect on, and act within, an objective external reality." Bio Brenda Spotton Visano is Distinguished University Professor in Economics and Public Policy at York University. Her widely published interdisciplinary scholarship advances a heterodox perspective on macroeconomics and microfinance. Her passion for promoting access and diversity in theories, practices, and professional conduct in economics and finance lies at the core of her scholarly and professional engagements. Some of the questions that motivate this talk were originally explored in her scholarly publication “Gendering Post-Keynesian Monetary Macroeconomics with Situated Knowledge” (2017).

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