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Date: 2016-08-03 09:42:34
Monday 8 August, Sam Alexander, Metaphilosophy.

 Philo Agora 2016

7.00 for 7:30 at 10 Shepherd St, Chippendale NSW 2008. (0457 749 310)

Twice a month! Philo Agora meets at 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 just hang out. Don't let the Humanist word worry you, we are still ratbag philosphers.

Monday, 8 August , Sam Alexander , Metaphilosophy, AKA The Philosophy of Philosophy.

Metaphilosophy, or the philosophy of philosophy, is the study of the nature of philosophy. It asks the same questions of philosophy that I will be asking. What is philosophy, where is philosophy used, when and how is it used and by who? Lastly, why do we use philosophy?

Sam Alexander is a technologist starting 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 noughties, and a bullion dealer and soon to be distiller in the teens. He also holds degrees in divinity and theology, and is a joint convenor of Philo Agora.

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. The cover charge is $5 for the talk. There are tea and coffee facilities available inhouse. There is plenty of street parking in Shepherd Street and surrounds.

We look forward to seeing you on the night.

Sam Alexander - Convenor

0457 749 310

 

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