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May all be happy!

Everyone wants to be happy. Philosophy's sole aim and motivation is to make happiness available to everyone.

Philosophy for all. - Anybody can access the benefits of philosophy. Everybody can have that access through the explorations that are Philosophy in the Park and Orchard.

Socrates implied that an examined life is a life worth living so we explore all aspects of life from many different angles. Many of them arising from questions from members' everyday lives, problems and sources of happiness.

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Meeting together for discussions on various philosophical topics at the Willow tearoom in Central Park Peterborough, The Orchard Grantchester and other places.

First Saturday of each month at 10am in the park (except January when it varies). And the Orchard usually on the second Saturday.

All are welcome

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Is political correctness compatible with free speech or vice versa?

In person and online - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83056871236?pwd=d3dmNnkzNURTa2Z1TExvRHlXeTM1Zz09
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This is a tricky one!

There's a fine line between free speech and hate speak or is it so fine?

Are people using the free speech rallying cry as an excuse for ignorance and insensitivity?

Is there an anti-woke deluge about to fall on our heads?

Does any side have the moral high-ground?

See why I'm scared witless to deliver this exploration of such a tinderbox?

You'll find me hiding in a corner!

But seriously, this question really does need to be explored or the world is wandering blind into who-knows-where.

The Philosophy of Science

The Orchard Tea Room

From Pythagorus, Aristotle, through the arabic scientists and renaisance discoveries to Newton and to the present day, science has opened up the human race's understanding of how the physical universe works.

However it struggles to explain consciousness and other aspects of life that are experienced but don't fit easily into the scientific method.

This talk explores this philosophically to point, perhaps to a way that this seeming conflict may be resolved.

The Philosophy of Science

The Orchard Tea Room

From Pythagorus, Aristotle, through the arabic scientists and renaisance discoveries to Newton and to the present day, science has opened up the human race's understanding of how the physical universe works.

However it struggles to explain consciousness and other aspects of life that are experienced but don't fit easily into the scientific method.

This talk explores this philosophically to point, perhaps to a way that this seeming conflict may be resolved; a holistic paradigm.

Talk given by Peter van Roekel

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