Held on the third Tuesday every month Philosophy Café is a space for sharing and exploring ideas, which affirms that we are all philosophers, even if we don’t quite know it yet. It aims to exploit the enthusiasm of academic philosophers and social scientists for their subject to create stimulating debates in which anyone can participate. Topics up for discussion will range from the ethics of global warming to the nature of democracy and freedom, and from corporate social responsibility to the rights and wrongs of new technologies such as genetic engineering and nanotechnology.
The Philosphy Cafe is free, although donations are welcomed.
Next Cafe is 15th April
‘A Resource-Based Economy?’
Last year’s series of The Future for Wales events at CPC culminated in November with a discussion of the nature of money and its role in creating scarcity. This month we examine the idea of a ‘resource-based economy’, in which all goods and services are produced and allocated without the use of money, credit, or barter. The use of debt as an organisational principle for economic relations is seen as enforcing servitude. The bottom line of such a proposal is that resources become the common heritage of all people, rather than the property of those who happen to have the power (economic or otherwise) to acquire them.
Ruffstylz AM (Dan Lloyd) explores the key concepts behind this idea.