Deep thinkers will be delighted to hear that the London Library Philosophy Group launches on 12 April and will provide a regular forum for discussing topical issues in philosophy. The first meeting is being held between 6pm-7.45pm in the Members' Room and the Group will be meeting every second Wednesday of the month thereafer.
It's free and is open to all members, from complete beginners to those who are well read in the subject. All that is asked is that members are willing to join in the discussion and have read the text that is being discussed which will be circulated in advance of each meeting.
The first meeting will look at themes of personal identity and the mind, inspired by the philosopher Derek Parfit and one of his early papers – “Personal Identity' which is available on JSTOR through the Library’s electronic resources. Using Partfit’s paper as the starting point for the discussion, the group will begin by examining what binds us to our past and future self?
Members will receive further details about the Group, and a reading and resources list which relates to the topic being discussed at the next meeting.
The Group is only open to members of The London Library and numbers are limited to 15 members each meeting.