Sydney’s Philosophy in the Café - Philo Agora
Welcome to Philo Agora 2014. Second Wednesday of the month. 7 for 7:30 at Abla Pastry, 425 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill.
Unfortunately this month's speaker will be overseas on the night of Wednesday, August 13, so we will be using a different format. As you are probably aware France is the home of Philosophy cafes. Philo Agora is registered with Cafes Philo worldwide (http://cafephilos.org ) and so we are having a night in the French café style.
The committee will put forward ideas for discussion as follows:
1. Change is inevitable and some change presents unique ethical problems, how do we prepare ourselves to address these ethical challenges eg; Genetics, trans humanism, other forms of life such as alien life.
2. Contentment. Is the glass half full, or is it half empty?
3. Are we morally obliged to be Vegan?
4. Is Democracy the best political system?
5. Are we living with crisis narratives?
6. Has science and philosophy worked out what it is to be human?
7. Does the 15 -20 year generation need to be taken down a peg?
8. Any contributions from the floor where the contributor is prepared to start the topic with a 5 minute introduction.
We throw them in the ring and we will all decide what issue to discuss.
We will return to the usual talk and discussion format for future sessions and trust that Joffre will be available for our September talk.
For more information on French philosophy cafes check out the following websites. Café des Phares http://www.cafe-philo-des-phares.info and Café de Flore http://www.cafedeflore.fr Café de Flore was Jean Paul Sartres’s café and they hold an English speaking meeting once a month. Keep this in mind if you are visiting France as visitors are always welcome.
Come early from 6:30pm and join the regulars in a bite to eat before the presentation.
We look forward to your attendance and participation.