Cardiff didn't have one, it has one now; regular meetups at two levels of engagement: 1) a light chat on any given subject or 2) something that requires a bit of homework to ensure a deeper more informed level of conversation.
- A great place for philosophy chat and debate such as Nietzsche's God is Dead.
- Interested less in the mainstream, with a particular focus on moral philosophy.
- Sharing intellectual resources such philosophers' works.
Everybody's welcome. You don't need to be a very active participant, sometimes simply listening is all one wants to do. Hearing other people's views and ideas on any given subject is a great way to challenge and hone one's own.
We continue with the Harvard Justice Course:
You must have watched lectures 19 & 20 and considered the discussion questions. (Ideally you will have watched lectures 01 -18 also.) These questions can be found under the lecture viewing window on the Harvard website. Click on 'Discussion Guide ADVANCED' under lecture 19 or 20 (same questions for both lectures) or click on this link:
Come for just before 7pm to buy drinks/food from the bar.
We may be top floor or in the basement. Look at meetup comments that evening to see where / ask at the bar if lost.
Please come on time, be courteous and signup if coming. If running late, message openly in comments. Change your attendance to not coming, if not etc.
The Philharmonic is a good venue, quiet for chatting, comfy seats, civilised, food and drink.
I haven’t been before, what should I expect?
A group discussion on the next two Harvard lectures from Michael Sandel's Justice Course.
The format for the evening goes like this:
• We’ll start 7:00pm
• There’ll be a table set up, sit where you like.
• Discussions are generally in good spirit but I will ensure:
- the conversation stays on topic, unless there’s a particularly interesting tangent which therefore might briefly be indulged
- one person speaks at a time and no arguing;
- individuals focus on dialectic rather than competitive conversation;
- one person is careful not to dominate but are generous
• The discussion will end 9:00pm
• There’s then the opportunity to stay for a drink and socialise if anyone would like.
The Philharmonic give us the space for free in return for business. Therefore while these meetups are entirely free to you, if you can afford to (and no problem if not) please buy something from the bar.