Philosophy Matters is for people who think deeply about the big questions in life and about the universe. Does God exist? Is morality subjective? How do we sort genuine knowledge from mere opinion? How is our minds related to our brains? Is this world just an illusion? If these are the kinds of questions that bug you, then join this Meetup. We discuss questions in all areas of philosophy: ethics, epistemology, logic and metaphysics.
We are called 'Philosophy Matters' because we are also deeply interested in questions that impact our daily lives. Are we obligated to help people in far away countries? Is abortion ever permissible? What form of democracy works best? Should we teach creationism in our schools? Come and join our conversation at our monthly meetings. Be prepared to argue for your views and to be challenged. In this group, members are not content to simply state their opinions. In the true spirit of philosophical discourse, we back up our views with reasons, not feelings or intuition.
At this Philosophy Matters event, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and author of 21 books, Hans A. Baer, will argue that we need an alternative economic system if we want to address the problem of climate change. Democratic eco-socialism, he argues, is the answer. But is he right?
Join us at Kew Library on the 5th of April to discuss this proposition.