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Date: 2015-05-09 10:31:49
This Monday, Waxing & Waning of Philosophy

Philo Agora 2015

New days, new place!

7 for 7:30 at 10 Shepherd St, Chippendale NSW 2008. (0457 749 310) Twice a month!

Philo Agora will now be meeting at the Humanist House, 10 Shepherd St, Chippendale NSW 2008. We will meet on the second and fourth Monday of every month. The second Monday will be our normal presentation from a guest speaker whilst the fourth Monday will be a less structured open forum for those just looking to hang out. Don't let the Humanist word worry you, we are still ratbag philosophers.

The Broadway Hotel, a few doors down on Broadway, has re-opened as the Stone Crow. It is available for meals before the meeting and drinks afterwards.

Monday, 11th May. Sam Alexander, The Waxing and Waning of Philosophy.

Sam will look at the ebbs and flows of western philosophical communication over the past 3,000 years

Sam Alexander is a founder and convenor of Philo Agora. Sam is a technologist: he started work as a PMG technician in the 60's, a large systems computer engineer in the 70's, a money market systems consultant in the 80's, an equipment manufacturer in the 90's, a retailer in the 00's, and self-opinionated in the teens. He also holds degrees in divinity and theology

Philo Agora's format is a talk for 20 minutes starting at 7:15 for 7:30. The presenter then answers any questions of clarification from the floor. We then take a break of 10 minutes for more coffee and to mull over the talk and discuss it within small groups. The microphone is then passed around the audience for comment, opinion, and often counter argument to a maximum of 3 minutes. The presenter is then given a 5 minute right of reply.  There is plenty of street parking in Shepherd Street and surrounds.

Monday, 25th May, Open Forum.

We look forward to seeing you on the night.


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