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.
Cardiff Philosophy Café returns this month after a summer break with a new approach. As well as featuring sessions led by researchers on philosophical and social-scientific topics, we will also be featuring more sessions focusing on topics submitted and chosen by audience members, beginning this month on, as usual the 3rd Tuesday, which is September 16. During the session, which will take place as usual in the Cafe Bar at The Gate, up to five topics, questions or problems will be presented for the audience to choose between. The topic which garners the highest number of votes will be the subject of the evening’s discussion.
Anyone can submit a topic, question or problem for consideration. To do so, please use either the Facebook or blog comments facilities on the Cafe blog a thttp://smokewriting.co.uk/philcafeblog/?p=2367. This allows others to see which topics have been suggested thus far. Questions or problems – rather than broad topics such as ‘relativism’ or ‘mind’ – work best as suggestions.
The Philosphy Cafe is free, although donations are welcomed.
8.00pm – 10.00 pm The Gate, Keppoch Street, Cardiff