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Here are all the up and coming enquiry topics and events.

Topic Venue Presenter Date Time
Town Planning or Social Control? The City PIP group (L'pool) Siobhan 20/01/2020 14:00
A Tale of Two Cities The Vernon (LIPs) Derek 20/01/2020 18:15
David Hume (Course) The Ship & Mitre (upstairs) Sean Timmins 20/01/2020 19:00
Transgenderism in Sports – Does it confer undue advantage? The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) the group 20/01/2020 19:30
An Introduction to David Hume Frodsham Community Centre Derek Meakin 21/01/2020 10:30
Born and educated in Edinburgh, David Hume (1711-76) was a brilliant product of the Scottish Enlightenment and an influential figure in European philosophy. Kant, for instance,claimed that Hume had awakened him from his "dogmatic slumber." Like all Enlightenment thinkers, Hume recognized the importance in our lives of reason. But he argued that reason has serious limitations, not least that it is the slave of the passions - meaning that our conduct is driven by emotions and that reason is a mere instrument in that process. Hume also argued that there are serious limits to human knowledge. Turning to ethics, be rejected the idea that all moral values derive from reason and claimed that most of them arise form such human sentiments as sympathy and compassion (though he admitted there are "artificial" values such as social justice). Hume's philosophy was profoundly challenging and remains so today. Enquiries:johnsonvlntn@aol.com
Safety The Victoria (Waterloo) Tom L 21/01/2020 18:30
Thought versus Intuition... Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Open forum 21/01/2020 19:15
Are the products of thought better than those of intuition?
Architecture, and how it affects us. The Rose & Crown (Bebington) Martin 22/01/2020 13:00
Animal Rights? The Coffee House (Wavertree) Open forum 23/01/2020 19:15
Human impact on Ecosphere Piazza Cafe Bar (Liverpool) Peter McNaughton Friday forum 24/01/2020 14:00
Gender Fluidity? The City PIP group (L'pool) Open forum 27/01/2020 14:00
David Hume (Course) The Ship & Mitre (upstairs) Sean Timmins 27/01/2020 19:00
OPEN FORUM The Victoria (Waterloo) All Members 28/01/2020 18:30
Carpe Diem! (?) Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Open forum 28/01/2020 19:15
Open Forum The Dog & Partridge (Sheffield) Rosie 02/02/2020 19:45
Philosophy of History The City PIP group (L'pool) Peter 03/02/2020 14:00
Gender Identity? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) Ron 03/02/2020 19:00
Gender identity - myth or reality?
TBA Ramsbottom (Rose & Crown) Rob 03/02/2020 19:30
Soul: Have we got one - what is it? Ramsbottom (Rose & Crown) All 03/02/2020 19:30
Artifical Idiot The Victoria (Waterloo) Tommy 04/02/2020 18:30
The Dunning-Kruger Effect! Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Ross 04/02/2020 19:15
Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people to recognize their lack of ability.
The 9 Truths... The Rose & Crown (Bebington) Richard 05/02/2020 13:00
Restrict speech? See note. The Blue Bell (Eccles) 05/02/2020 19:30
Lordable attempts to restrict speech can quickly become a tool to silence critics and oppress minorities" Obama 2012. Discuss.
Political Economy and Spirituality Lime Kiln (Concert Square) Russell 10/02/2020 18:15
Paganism The Victoria (Waterloo) Karen 11/02/2020 18:30
Is genuine democracy possible? The Coffee House (Wavertree) Open forum 13/02/2020 19:15
Winter Symposium! The Vernon (Arms) Merseyside PIPs 16/02/2020 12:00
The Vernon, Rigby's, Shenanigans!
Embers The Vernon (Arms) Jose 17/02/2020 18:15
Sandor Marai novel.
All Change The Victoria (Waterloo) Paul T 18/02/2020 18:30
How Technology affects Philosophy The Rose & Crown (Bebington) Martin 19/02/2020 13:00
How do we prioritise conflicting rights? (Who's rights are more right?) The Blue Bell (Eccles) 19/02/2020 19:30
Morality and Marketing The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) the group 19/02/2020 19:30
Veganism? The Coffee House (Wavertree) open forum 19/02/2020 19:30
This is the Young Philosophy group meeting. Not to be confused with the group that meet every second Thursday of the month.
OPEN FORUM The Victoria (Waterloo) ALL 25/02/2020 18:30
Sloth the unacknowleged virtue! The Coffee House (Wavertree) Edna 27/02/2020 19:15
The Environmental Crisis The Sportsman (Huddersfield) Howard 02/03/2020 19:00
The Environmental Crisis - what should be done?
Counselling? The Rose & Crown (Bebington) Open forum 04/03/2020 13:00
When is it appropriate to keep secrets? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 04/03/2020 19:30
The ideas of Yuval Noah Harari? The Coffee House (Wavertree) Francis 12/03/2020 19:15
How do we stay human in a digital landscape? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 18/03/2020 19:30
What is the point of a university degree? The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) the group 18/03/2020 19:30
Plato's Republic The Coffee House (Wavertree) Paul D 26/03/2020 19:15
Should animals have rights? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 01/04/2020 19:30
Conspiracy? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) Open forum 06/04/2020 19:00
Which conspiracy narratives are true?
Mind and Matter – Is matter all there is? The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) the group 15/04/2020 19:30
What motivates us to be moral? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) Open forum 11/05/2020 19:00
What can motivate virtuous conduct once the fear of punishment in hell, or in rebirth, or by physical or capital punishment has gone?
Is lying a prerequisite of modern social living? The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) the group 20/05/2020 19:30
What's good/bad about Huddersfield? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) Open forum 01/06/2020 19:00
What is good and what is bad about Huddersfield, the Colne Valley and Calderdale? What could be done to make them better?
Information as property and the possibility of privacy The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) the group 17/06/2020 19:30
Information as property and the possibility of privacy The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) the group 17/06/2020 19:30
When does a machine obtain moral recognition? The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) the group 15/07/2020 19:30
Transhumanism: Can body modification ever go too far? The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) the group 19/08/2020 19:30
Is all work prostitution? The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) the group 16/09/2020 19:30
Is democracy even possible? The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) the group 21/11/2020 19:30