Discussion Groups take place weekly, every Monday evening, usually at 19.00 at the Old Bell Inn on Causewayside (unless otherwise stated). We cover a range of philosophical topics throughout the academic year. You are most welcome to think about the topic beforehand, or just turn up on the night and learn about something new (no previous knowledge required).
Details for each individual Discussion Group event will usually be posted on our Facebook page the week before.
Discussion Group semester 1 2023/24
|11th Sep 19:00||Old Bell Inn||Who in the world am I?|
|18th Sep 19:00||Old Bell Inn||Plastic effigy: the girlbossification of Barbie|
|25th Sep 19:00||TBC||Perspectivism: Metaphors and designations–a thousand meanings through one eye|
|02nd Oct 19:00||TBC||Reverberations of African thinkers: from instructions of Ptahhotep to Africana philosophy|
|9th Oct 19:00||TBC||Psychology Society Collab
Extreme duress: the moral qualms of psychological experimentation
|23rd Oct 19:00||TBC||Stay gently in the good night– philosophy of stagnation and convalescence|
|30th Oct 19:00||TBC||Halloween (pub quiz): what is dead may never die?|
|6th Nov 19:00||TBC||Survival in 500: collective remembrance through Guy Fawkes|
|13th Nov 19:00||TBC||Hooliganism and glory support: factionalism in sport.|
|20th Nov 19:00||TBC||Nihilism: nothing, nothingness, and nothing more|
|27th Dec 19:00||TBC||Buddhism with special guest Takeshi Morisato|
|4th Dec 19:00||TBC||The gift of giving: the ethics of altruism and charity|