Philosophy in the Library

Next date: Saturday, 29 June 2024 | 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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This weeks session is a chose your own adventure, the group will be voting on the following topics to discuss:
 
• If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
• What – if anything – is so special about humans?
• What is (/are) the purposes of art?
• Does true altruism exist?
 
Come and have your say and express your thinking with others! 
 
Please note: This is not a lecture! This is a group discussion, facilitated by an experienced philosophy facilitator.
 
About the facilitator:
Andy started loving and studying philosophy 25 years ago. He's been lucky enough to have been teaching it for 10 years and facilitating public philosophy sessions (his greatest joy now) for over five years. He loves hearing all the wonderful, amazing and weird ideas that come from sessions like this and seeing the beautifully respectful ways that people communicate their deepest thoughts in public.

 

What to expect at this session:
In this session you'll do a quick conversational warm-up.  Your facilitator will introduce you to a few basic ground rules and then you'll discuss your ideas, questions and disagreements with the group. In the last 10 minutes, you'll be asked to sum-up your biggest takeaway or highlight from the session (and normally, we'd pick a question for the next session). Andy will record ideas, ask for clarification if needed and keep the discussion on-track (it's not a lecture!).

 

This is an adult 18+ program. Bookings not required.

When

  • Saturday, 22 June 2024 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, 29 June 2024 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, 13 July 2024 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, 27 July 2024 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, 10 August 2024 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, 24 August 2024 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, 14 September 2024 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, 28 September 2024 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location

Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh Vic 3340, Bacchus Marsh, 3340, View Map

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