Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Monday 26 September 2022

Philosophy Breakfast – June/July

Event Details

Course runs each Saturday over successive weeks
Date: 18/06/2022 - 16/07/2022 | Venue: The Bookshop Shed
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Part two of a two-part course
with Dr Nicholas Joll

Weekly topics:
1 Marx on Commodity Fetishism
2 Mill on Utilitarianism
3 Husserl’s Phenomenological Reduction
4 Baggini’s Freedom Regained
5 Moral Particularism

The previous course examined passages of philosophy. This new course does the same. One need not have attended the previous course. Moreover, one can attend one part of the present course without attending the other part. No prior reading is required: in each session, the passages at issue will be distributed as handouts. Nor even is any prior acquaintance with philosophy required. Breakfast will be provided.

Questions at issue include the following. What is it to know something? What sort of a judgement is it that something is beautiful? What is ‘commodity fetishism’? Is ‘the greatest happiness of the greatest number’ a reasonable – and perhaps the only – moral principle? Can there be moral truths without there being any true moral principles? Is a free choice an uncaused one?

The fee for this 5 week course is £70 which includes a continental breakfast of croissants, conserves and fresh coffee.

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