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Pacifism to Militarism – solving conflict?
100 years since the ending of WW1 may be an occasion to dissect armed conflicts from some philosophical angles. Is there such a thing as a just war? Have we learnt lessons from the atrocities of the 20th century? Are we experiencing an extraordinary period of peace or are we sitting on a powder keg of mutually assured destruction? Could turning points like the fall of the Iron Curtain or The Good Friday agreement be sufficiently convincing that non-violent solutions are worth fighting for? What makes for 'cessation of hostilities'? Please come along to join in facilitated small group discussion this upcoming Tuesday evening at Third Space. Drinks and food available for purchase. NOTE: 1 Euro contribution to be collected on Tuesday night. Thank you. Socrates Café: a space where ideas and dialogue can flourish

Third Space

14 Smithfield Market, Dublin 7 · Dublin

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    What we're about

    Do you have a hunger for deeper understanding of yourself and the world? Do you value deep, honest and respectful dialogue?

    Socrates Café’s are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central idea that we learn more when we question, and question with others. At the Socrates Café, we get together for a monthly discussion of a life question that interests or challenges us. We arrive on the night, pick a question we would like to explore and then launch into 90 minutes of facilitated dialogue. To give you a flavour for the types of questions that we explore, here are some recent examples:

    - “Why is there a gap between ideals and behaviour?”

    - “Should drugs be de-criminalised”

    - “What does it mean to be a good friend?”.

    No philosophical background needed. This is about our own philosophies of life and not necessarily what the great philosophers and academics has said or written. It is not a debating club or a platform to proselytising. Instead, we place the emphasis on questioning, open mindedness and challenging our own assumptions while listening to and respecting the views shared by others.

    We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month in Dublin city centre promptly at 7:30pm and wrap-up about 9:30pm.

    If you think this might be for you, or even if you are not quite sure yet, why not come along and give it a try. It would be great to see you.

    Socrates Café: A space where ideas and dialogue can flourish

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