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Welcome to Philo Agora

A fortnightly exchange of ideas on the issues facing ourselves and our world within a philosophical format.

We meet at the Fair Trade Coffee Company, 33 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, at 7.30pm on alternate Tuesdays.

Our Name

Agora in Greek, both ancient and modern, means market place or civic centre. A place where people gathered to buy and sell all kinds of commodities. The Agora of Athens, however, was also a place where people assembled to discuss many topics: business, politics, current events, or the nature of the universe or the divine. Because of this, the term Agora, has come to mean also a forum, a place or a gathering, physical or intellectual, where people discuss or argue matters of concern.

We name our group of philosophical discourse, ‘Philo Agora’, the connection of the Greek word ’Agora’ to the Latin/English word ‘Forum’ and ‘philo’ - short for philosophy.

Our Format

A talk of 20 minutes relating to a philosopher, philosophy or philosophical theme. The Chairman will take a few specific questions on the talk, then there is a 10 minute break. The Chairman then invites responses to the talk to a maximum of 3 minutes. The meeting closes with the speaker having the last word.

Cover Charge

We charge each attendant $6. You are given a ticket to trade at the counter for a coffee or a tea. The rest of the money goes toward to low maintenance costs of running Philo Agora.

Our Program

The program for the coming months is available on this website, on the home page.

We trust you can join us whenever possible!

The Philo Agora Organising Committee  

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