Blackheath Philosophy Forum for 2016

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The program for 2016 begins at 4 pm on Saturday 9 April at the usual venue – the Blackheath Community Centre Hall at the corner of the Great Western Highway and Gardiner Crescent, Blackheath (opposite the railway station).

Please note that due to speaker and hall availability we have had to depart at several points from our normal fortnightly schedule. We hit the ground running with three sessions on consecutive weekends (9th, 16th and 23rd April).

The program consists of nine talks arranged into three triads of three talks. As we have done for the past several years, we open with some political theory and philosophy. We are delighted to have as our first speaker Michael Sexton SC, the Solicitor-General of NSW. He will be addressing threats to free speech in Australia, a matter about which he has written and argued extensively. Go to our web site to view the full program, or download a printable PDF copy.

We can always use some additional help on the day with setting up the hall and catering. If you are able to assist let us know by contacting us on this email

The fee is still $10 per session including drinks and snacks, payable at the door.

Best wishes,

Peter Baldwin (Chair)
Sandra Darroch (Secretary)

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  1. The 2015 book “The Socratic handbook” is well worth investigating.
    It attempts to represent what Socrates might do in the 21st century to bring philosophy back to the people, especially to improve the quality of ordinary discourse — encouraging rationality, equity, fairness, openness, and harmonious argument.
    I think it is very powerful, offering a great social benefit with sustainable important impacts of wide scope.

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