The London Philosophy Club holds free talks from some of the leading contemporary philosophers, including (recently) Robert Skidelsky, John Gray, Galen Strawson, Angie Hobbs and Stephen Cave. We also organise debates, socials, and a regular reading group. Our events are fun, accessible and interactive, and are all guided by our belief that philosophy improves people's lives and should be open to all.
At the moment, we're the biggest philosophy club in the world, and have featured on the BBC World Service, in the Financial Times and Independent, La Confidencial and La Reppublica, and at the How-The-Light-Gets-In festival.
No background in Philosophy is necessary. You will get to know other philosophy lovers, curious souls, open-minded individuals who love wisdom and the exploration of ideas - in a non-academic, relaxed atmosphere, full of debate and challenging topics.
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This online session will explore and compare the ideas of two of the most influential ever thinkers - Aristotle and Confucius.
They both taught that the good life is gained by cultivation, practice, and habit training.
We will dive in to look at specific techniques they proposed for creating good habits.
We'll also consider their remarkable influence - Aristotelianism was at one point the ruling philosophy of the whole of Christian Europe, and a big influence on Muslim philosophy as well; while Confucius was and still is the most influential philosopher in China and South Korea.
The 80-minute zoom session will mix up teaching, breakout rooms and group discussions. Everyone will get sent the recording and slides from the session.
The session is taught by Jules Evans, author of Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations, a Times book of the year. His website is www.philosophyforlife.org