Access to the Small Meeting Room is either through the main hall ie the Ormskirk Room (where there may be another group) 0r by the rear door. From the car park, walk past the main door. The rear door is just round the corner, facing the same way as the main door. It is normally behind a steel shutter which I will raise for the meeting.
We cover a very varied set of topics – philosophy of science, of politics and of morality and more. Our recent topics have been: August – What is mathematical truth? and September – Does global warming impose an obligation on individuals to restrict their carbon emissions? November – Kant’s moral philosophy, December – Virtue Ethics, and January – Kant’s Prolegomena
Next Meeting – Tuesday11th February – Utopianism
We all want to make society better and it may be natural to think that ‘better’ means ‘nearer the ideal’ – i.e. nearer to utopia. Afterall if we want to make progress we had better know where we are going. However some, like Karl Popper and Amartya Sen, have argued against this idea. They argue that we don’t need to know what is best before we can know what is better. Who is right?
Topics for further meetings have yet to be decided.