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, starting next Thursday we shall be 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 book, shops, or indeed the well known Amazon... but is also available, free, as an etext from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology here: