Philosophy Group

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





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 Zoom.


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Forthcoming Events -

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 - Philosophy group 2.00pm - Zoom

For the first meeting of the year we shall be discussing what shapes our perceptions, right and wrong, of science. A link to a TED talk on the subject will follow by email.
If you'd like to attend just let me know so that I can send you the Zoom link, courtesy of Brian.
And best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Reports on past meetings -

December meeting - December 2020 (report by Lindsay Gee)

Philosophy group - November 2020 (report by Lindsay Gee)

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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