• Sceptics Reading Group

    Online event

    This is a relaxed group. Feel free to bring a beer!

    We are reading Nietzsche's Human All Too Human to completion.

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    On the Group: This reading group will aim to discuss the two traditions of modern scepticism in northern Europe to open discussions on how it has impacted our views of the self, free will, morality, god, etc. Our initial readings will focus heavily on Nietzsche, before considering other sceptics like Hume (or later thinkers!).

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    Email: [masked] for info in advance. Please let me know if you want to be on the mailing list for this group, or just intend to attend one session.

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    This group aims to provide an excellent route into reading formal philosophy for those without an academic background and an entertaining discussion of one main theme of philosophy for those who have more prior knowledge.

    Image is: "Nietzsche" by eozikune is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (see: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11568651@N04/2460763167 ) Edited with Quote from HATH, §4

  • Philosophical Explorations

    Online event

    Philosophical Explorations aims to apply philosophical thought and method to any subject matter or topic of concern to society or observant individuals within it. The idea is to approach any aspect of life, wearing a philosophical hat as it were, that is applying a measure of argumentation and justification, adhering to reason and logical precision, making use of cumulative philosophical thinking over the ages, broadening each subject to its full implications above and beyond particularities and contingencies, seeking that which underpins opinion by unravelling undisclosed basic assumptions and formulating an underlying existential position in life. Above all, Philosophical Explorations invites us to subject our stand to a dialogue with others, by opening up a space in the mind as a precondition of careful and considerate listening, an ongoing examination of our opinion in relation to that of others, a willingness and readiness to allow one's own stand to incorporate, indeed be transformed, by the growing wisdom of the group in the process of philosophical exchange. What is therefore desirable in this group is a philosophical attitude and an openness of mind. The most commonly accepted definition of philosophy is that of “thinking about thinking”, that is a double move at the outset, where all reflections are simultaneously subjected to meta-reflections. This habit of mind, whilst not intuitive or normative in society, is at the very core and an indispensable attribute of Philosophical Explorations. Everyone is welcome to join in.

    We meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.

    A contribution of £2 is requested, for those attendees who can afford it, to cover the room hire costs.

  • Philosophical Explorations

    The 'Lit & Phil' Building

    Philosophical Explorations aims to apply philosophical thought and method to any subject matter or topic of concern to society or observant individuals within it. The idea is to approach any aspect of life, wearing a philosophical hat as it were, that is applying a measure of argumentation and justification, adhering to reason and logical precision, making use of cumulative philosophical thinking over the ages, broadening each subject to its full implications above and beyond particularities and contingencies, seeking that which underpins opinion by unravelling undisclosed basic assumptions and formulating an underlying existential position in life. Above all, Philosophical Explorations invites us to subject our stand to a dialogue with others, by opening up a space in the mind as a precondition of careful and considerate listening, an ongoing examination of our opinion in relation to that of others, a willingness and readiness to allow one's own stand to incorporate, indeed be transformed, by the growing wisdom of the group in the process of philosophical exchange. What is therefore desirable in this group is a philosophical attitude and an openness of mind. The most commonly accepted definition of philosophy is that of “thinking about thinking”, that is a double move at the outset, where all reflections are simultaneously subjected to meta-reflections. This habit of mind, whilst not intuitive or normative in society, is at the very core and an indispensable attribute of Philosophical Explorations. Everyone is welcome to join in.

    We meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.

    A contribution of £2 is requested, for those attendees who can afford it, to cover the room hire costs.

  • Women Philosophers

    The Northern Stage

    NEW REGULAR SLOT.

    We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, covering a different woman philosopher each time.

    At the minute we're running this group remotely- via email exchanges and possibly, video call. If you'd like be included in this please contact us.

    Best wishes and stay well!

    NPS

  • Sceptics Reading Group

    Online event

    This is a relaxed group. Feel free to bring a beer!

    We are reading Nietzsche's Human All Too Human to completion.

    ----

    On the Group: This reading group will aim to discuss the two traditions of modern scepticism in northern Europe to open discussions on how it has impacted our views of the self, free will, morality, god, etc. Our initial readings will focus heavily on Nietzsche, before considering other sceptics like Hume (or later thinkers!).

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    Email: [masked] for info in advance. Please let me know if you want to be on the mailing list for this group, or just intend to attend one session.

    ------

    This group aims to provide an excellent route into reading formal philosophy for those without an academic background and an entertaining discussion of one main theme of philosophy for those who have more prior knowledge.

    Image is: "Nietzsche" by eozikune is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (see: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11568651@N04/2460763167 ) Edited with Quote from HATH, §4

  • Philosophical Explorations

    The 'Lit & Phil' Building

    Philosophical Explorations aims to apply philosophical thought and method to any subject matter or topic of concern to society or observant individuals within it. The idea is to approach any aspect of life, wearing a philosophical hat as it were, that is applying a measure of argumentation and justification, adhering to reason and logical precision, making use of cumulative philosophical thinking over the ages, broadening each subject to its full implications above and beyond particularities and contingencies, seeking that which underpins opinion by unravelling undisclosed basic assumptions and formulating an underlying existential position in life. Above all, Philosophical Explorations invites us to subject our stand to a dialogue with others, by opening up a space in the mind as a precondition of careful and considerate listening, an ongoing examination of our opinion in relation to that of others, a willingness and readiness to allow one's own stand to incorporate, indeed be transformed, by the growing wisdom of the group in the process of philosophical exchange. What is therefore desirable in this group is a philosophical attitude and an openness of mind. The most commonly accepted definition of philosophy is that of “thinking about thinking”, that is a double move at the outset, where all reflections are simultaneously subjected to meta-reflections. This habit of mind, whilst not intuitive or normative in society, is at the very core and an indispensable attribute of Philosophical Explorations. Everyone is welcome to join in.

    We meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.

    A contribution of £2 is requested, for those attendees who can afford it, to cover the room hire costs.

  • Women Philosophers

    The Northern Stage

    NEW REGULAR SLOT.

    We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, covering a different woman philosopher each time.

    At the minute we're running this group remotely- via email exchanges and possibly, video call. If you'd like be included in this please contact us.

    Best wishes and stay well!

    NPS

  • Sceptics Reading Group

    Online event

    This is a relaxed group. Feel free to bring a beer!

    We are reading Nietzsche's Human All Too Human to completion.

    ----

    On the Group: This reading group will aim to discuss the two traditions of modern scepticism in northern Europe to open discussions on how it has impacted our views of the self, free will, morality, god, etc. Our initial readings will focus heavily on Nietzsche, before considering other sceptics like Hume (or later thinkers!).

    -----

    Email: [masked] for info in advance. Please let me know if you want to be on the mailing list for this group, or just intend to attend one session.

    ------

    This group aims to provide an excellent route into reading formal philosophy for those without an academic background and an entertaining discussion of one main theme of philosophy for those who have more prior knowledge.

    Image is: "Nietzsche" by eozikune is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (see: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11568651@N04/2460763167 ) Edited with Quote from HATH, §4

  • Philosophical Explorations

    The 'Lit & Phil' Building

    Philosophical Explorations aims to apply philosophical thought and method to any subject matter or topic of concern to society or observant individuals within it. The idea is to approach any aspect of life, wearing a philosophical hat as it were, that is applying a measure of argumentation and justification, adhering to reason and logical precision, making use of cumulative philosophical thinking over the ages, broadening each subject to its full implications above and beyond particularities and contingencies, seeking that which underpins opinion by unravelling undisclosed basic assumptions and formulating an underlying existential position in life. Above all, Philosophical Explorations invites us to subject our stand to a dialogue with others, by opening up a space in the mind as a precondition of careful and considerate listening, an ongoing examination of our opinion in relation to that of others, a willingness and readiness to allow one's own stand to incorporate, indeed be transformed, by the growing wisdom of the group in the process of philosophical exchange. What is therefore desirable in this group is a philosophical attitude and an openness of mind. The most commonly accepted definition of philosophy is that of “thinking about thinking”, that is a double move at the outset, where all reflections are simultaneously subjected to meta-reflections. This habit of mind, whilst not intuitive or normative in society, is at the very core and an indispensable attribute of Philosophical Explorations. Everyone is welcome to join in.

    We meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.

    A contribution of £2 is requested, for those attendees who can afford it, to cover the room hire costs.

  • The Radical Subject

    Online event

    Please arrive a few minutes early.

    Where: Zoom meetings. Email our group leader at [masked] to request a zoom link and password. Please request these at least a day prior to event, to ensure you get the details on time.

    Title: The Radical Subject

    Description: a monthly discussion circle wherein we discuss the intellectualism that arises from gendered, racial, non-neurotypical, non-able bodied and LGBTQ+ philosophy (these categories are open to future expansion). Each month will have either a new, or returning, speaker who will provide a 30-minute presentation on an individual thinker who has contributed to the social philosophy related to the aforementioned categories, followed by 30-60 minutes of discussion circle surrounding the ideas conveyed in this talk. Each session will be open to new members, with no requirement of having had attended previous sessions in order to follow new the current session.