Haywards Heath & District U3A

PHILOSOPHY GROUPS

 

Philosophy within HHU3A is growing from strength to strength. We now have a Main Group meeting at the Presentation Hall in New England Road on the third Wednesday of the month and one other smaller group which meets at members' houses on the second Monday of the month.

 

The subject, to say the least, is fascinating and is not conveyed at our meetings in a stiff, nor academic format in a high brow tone, but in a readily accessible, informative and interesting manner which evokes interesting questions and a closer appreciation as to what this wonderful subject conveys in our everyday lives. Come along and join in an what I know will be for you a unique experience.

 

If you are interested in philosophy, you are welcome to join us. Please contact David Waite on 01444 453954 or Diana Cawdery on 01444 484560.

 

PHILOSOPHY 1   

 

Meetings held: Monthly on the third Wednesday of each month; 10.00am to 12.00noon

 

Venue:  Presentation Hall, New England Road, Haywards Heath.

 

Leader: David Waite 01444 453954

 

Convener:  Diana Cawdery 01444 484560

 

We are a small active Group who look at this wonderful subject from a pro-active and practical perspective and far removed from an academic approach.

 

Please let us know if you are interested in joining – we are not ‘highbrow’ in fact the very opposite – we look at the subject from a wide ranging outlook and see how it connects with our everyday lives which in fact it does, in so many ways.

 

 

PHILOSOPHY 2    

 

Meetings held: Monthly on the second Monday of each month; 7.30pm to 9.30pm

 

Venue:  Private house.

 

Leader: Derrick Grover. Email: phi@travoto.com

 

Currently looking at videos by Prof. Michael Sandel on the theme "What is the right thing to do?"

 

 

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It is fully participative - nobody gives a monologue at these meetings and we have very interesting and fulfilling discussions.  The subject is not a dry academic subject but has developed over the last two thousand five hundred years to become a subject which relates to all of us and is part of our lives.

 

None of us are professional philosophers but we discuss various topics such as ‘What constitutes Knowledge’, the Development of Philosophy into Science, Environmental Philosophy, Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law.