Norwich Philosophy Circle. 16th March @ The White Lion, 6.30pm

I would like to invite you to this event some friends in Norwich are organising.

Norwich Community Philosophy Circle encourages equal participation by all in the community in the questions that matter to us. In the group we leave the books on the shelf but knowledge and experience are equally valued. All we ask is curiosity, a willingness to listen and a respect for others opinions.

Book Launch. The Alternative To Capitalism.

Saturday 11th March at 1pm. Space Studios, 5 Swan Lane, Norwich NR2 1HZ

If you are interested in political philosophy you might like to come to this event. It will not be a Socratic dialogue facilitated event like the ones at The Forum but there will be plenty of time for discussion.

This is an event to publicise the relaunch of Theory And Practice, a small scale radical book publishing project based in Norwich, UK. Current titles can be viewed at www.theoryandpractice.org.uk

Personal Identity

Dear friends,

Thanks to everyone that came along to The Forum today, and hello to everyone else that could not make it. If you'd like to think about the issues we discussed this time I would recommend having a look at the writings of Derek Parfitt. He was a highly influential philosophy of recent decades on the subject of personal identity, he sadly passed away earlier this year.

This video from Philosophy Tube is a good introduction:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYVFep0xFYs

A Philosophical Dialogue About Personal Identity. Saturday 28th January at The Forum, Norwich.

This is not a lecture. It is a dialogue in which anyone who wishes can participate. It is about talking and it is about listening. But most importantly of all it is about thinking, considering and reconsidering not only about the thoughts and arguments of others but those of our own. No previous knowledge of philosophy is required.

But what is philosophy?

Confirmation Bias

"I had also, during many years, followed a golden rule, namely, that whenever a published fact, a new observation or thought came across me, which was opposed to my general results, to make a memorandum of it without fail and at once; for I had found by experience that such facts and thoughts were far more apt to escape from the memory than favourable ones. Owing to this habit, very few objections were raised against my views which I had not at least noticed and attempted to answer" (Charles Darwin).

Freedom. A Philosophical Enquiry. Saturday 15th October at The Forum, Norwich

Dear Friends,

I would like to invite you to a free event, hosted by Norwich Trade School, that I will be running a workshop at. The event takes place at 3pm on October 15th at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF.

To book a place please visit this link:
http://tradeschool.coop/norwich/class/freedom-a-philosophical-enquiry/

Freedom. A Philosophical Enquiry.

The Self, the Scotsman and the Buddha

Take a moment, find a comfortable chair and sit down for a while. Take a deep breath and guide your attention towards your internal thoughts and perceptions. What is it you experience? Perhaps a particular sensation, an itch on your nose or a feeling of fullness in your stomach, maybe a meandering thought comes and goes or feeling moderate contentedness or annoyance. Now, I want you to turn your attention further in and try to observe the ‘I’, the ‘me’ or the ‘self’ that is having all these experiences.