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Philosophy Learning Circle, Hornsey Library, Crouch End

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nlondondad Fri 03-Feb-12 19:17:21

I have no idea whether this is the right place to post this, but I thought that there might be someone on Mumsnet who:-

1. Might be interested in Schopenhauer (or if not Schopenhauer as such, was interested in Western Philosophy and wanted to use Schopenhauer as a way in -it would work for that)

2. And happened to be free at 11am on Thursdays, and near enough to Hornsey Library in Crouch End to attend; for that is where the learning circle meets. We gather in the cafe at Hornsey Library, get coffee and then adjourn to a room for an hour.

There is no fee. The whole thing hopelessly un commercial.

If you want to find out more, send me a personal message.

nlondondad Thu 09-Aug-12 10:18:43

The learning circle is currently on leave; but will resume on the 7 September 2012 when we shall be working using Bertrand Russell's text, "The problems of Philosophy" Pm if you want more info.

nlondondad Sun 17-Feb-13 19:04:32

Well having "done" Bertrand Russell we have now moved on.

This is a copy of the latest notice.

The Philosophy learning Circle meets every Thursday at 11 am in Hornsey Library, Crouch End, London, N8 9JA. We usually gather at the If:Book Cafe in the Library, acquire coffee, and then adjourn to a meeting room.
The Circle is open to all with an interest in Philosophy; no formal qualifications are required to join (Nor are any qualifications on offer for members). However participants should have an interest in Philosophy (we tend to concentrate on the Western Philosophical Tradition) a willingness to listen to others, respect others opinions, and understand that assertion is not a substitute for reasoned argument. They should also be willing to read the book we are using if we are using one.

The Group is facilitated. The facilitator did take a degree in Philosophy, but a significant number of years ago.

This term, we are basing our discussions on Plato's "Republic". This choice was made through discussion in the group, and I think it will be really fun. An English translation (and yes, we shall "wimp out" and not work in the original Greek) is easily obtainable from most bookshops, Libraries or indeed the well known Amazon... but is also available, free, as an etext from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology here:

classics.mit.edu/Plato/republic.html

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