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. Cover charge is $5 on the night.
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, 22nd June, Joffre Balce - Where the Essential Dialectic Lies: Revisiting the History of Economic Thought.
The popular notion of the historical dialectic in economics is the conflict between capital and labour. This simpilification has limited people's choices between the left and the right, between the government and the market, or worse, between two political parties. By reflecting on the origins and evolution of economic thought, we will endeavour to widen our gaze beyond such limited binary thinking and open new directions in economic discourse.
Joffre Balce is the Assistant Secretary of the Association for Good Government, a 114 year old Australian economic educational foundation. He was a former lecturer of the history of economic thought and economic development and an economist with diverse experiences in finance, management, regulation, policy and governance, having advised leaders from the grassroots to top decision makers.
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. We usually finish up at 9pm.
Monday, 13th July, John Smyth : ON BULLSHIT (Harry Frankfurt)
We look forward to seeing you on the night.