Hong Kong Philosophy Cafe
- Tue 12-05-2015 7:30 PM - 2 h
- Tue 09-06-2015 7:30 PM - 2 h
- Tue 14-07-2015 7:30 PM - 2 h
- Tue 11-08-2015 7:30 PM - 2 h
- Tue 08-09-2015 7:30 PM - 2 h
- Tue 13-10-2015 7:30 PM - 2 h
- Tue 10-11-2015 7:30 PM - 2 h
- Tue 08-12-2015 7:30 PM - 2 h
The Fringe Branch of the Hong Kong Philosophy Cafe was established in October of 2000 with the goal of holding regularly scheduled discussions (in English) on serious, mainstream philosophical topics.
Meetings begin with a designated participant introducing a particular approach to dealing with the announced topic. After others have a chance to ask questions and/or give feedback to the introducer, a substantial block of time is devoted to small group discussions, with participants being encouraged to migrate between groups at will. Ideas raised during small group discussions are then shared in a concluding plenary session.
Moderated by: Steve Palmquist
Tue 12 May 2015
Topic: "The Demarcation Problem: How to tell science from bunk"
Introduced by: David Young
Tue 9 June 2015
Topic: "What is worship, and does it fulfil an authentic human need?"
Introduced by: Paul Stables
Tue 14 July 2015
Topic: "The sun in small change: An introduction to pre-Socratic philosophers"
Introduced by: Andrew Buchanan
Tue 11 August 2015
Topic: "Can human interactions be ethical without appealing to universal concepts of justice and morality? A defense of Karl Marx"
Introduced by: Brandon Love
Tue 8 September 2015
Topic: "Does business need to be ethical?"*
Introduced by: David Bevan
Tue 13 October 2015
Topic: "Anthropocentric environmentalism is preferable to deep ecology: A debate over the role of instrumental reason and sentiment in ecology"
Defending anthropocentric environmentalism: Paul Stables
Defending deep ecology: Guy Lown
Tue 10 November 2015
Topic: "Where is Art? Exploring the distinction between Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics to help locate our experiences of art"
Introducer: Jonathan Johnson
Please feel free to contact us if you would like to suggest a topic and/or to introduce a future meeting.
For up-to-date information on this and other HKPC branches, or to discuss this meeting's topic online, after it occurs, visit the HKPC's Facebook page at: http://on.fb.me/a2evI9
Organizer: Steve Palmquist firstname.lastname@example.org or 34117289
Adviser: Paul Stables email@example.com
Discussion will be conducted in English.