Philosophy Group

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Discussion, among friends, as a way to understand the world better

 

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The original meaning of the word philosophy comes from the Greek words philein, "to love", and sophia, or wisdom.

The term was probably coined by Pythagoras (c. 570 – 495 BCE).       

 

 

 

“I think therefore I am” (“Cogito, ergo sum”) – René Descartes

“Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know”Bertrand Russell

“If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him”Voltaire

“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance”Socrates

“Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's?”Friedrich Nietzsche

“There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers”William James

 

We meet at 2.00pm on the third Wednesday of each month in Old Girls' School.

 


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Forthcoming Events -

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - Philosophy group 2.00pm - Zoom

Discussion of The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius - after watching Bettany Hughes's 3 programmes Genius of the Ancient World (2015) on  BBC iPlayer. 

 

 


Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - Philosophy grouo 2.00pm - Zoom

Discussion of The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius - after watching Bettany Hughes's 3 programmes Genius of the Ancient World (2015) on  BBC iPlayer. 





Reports on past meetings -

October meeting - October 2020 (report by Brian Lawrence)

Meeting - February 2020 (report by Lindsay Gee)

Meeting - January 2020 (report by Lindsay Gee)

Meeting - November 2019 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Meeting - October 2019 (report by Lindsay Gee)

Meeting - September 2019 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Meeting - July 2019 (report by Lindsay Gee)

Meeting - June 2019 (report by Lindsay Gee )

Meeting - May 2019 (report by Lindsay Gee)

Meeting - April 2019 (report by Lindsay Gee)

New meeting venue - March 2019 (report by Lindsay Gee)

Meeting - February 2019 (report by Lindsay Gee)

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