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MEMBER EVENTS 

Spinoza: Philosophy talk with Harvey Shoolman

Wednesday 13 September 2017; 6.00pm-8.00pm
Members' Room

The next meeting of the Philosophy group will be open to all members to attend with an opportunity to hear a talk by member Harvey Shoolman discussing the 17th century philosopher Baruch Spinoza and his view of Nature as the supreme and optimal form of consciousness of all of its parts.

What does it mean for something to be 'natural', to be explicable by reference to 'Nature' and what exactly has Spinoza's complex and seemingly arcane explanatory metaphysics to say to us in this 21st century?

Just some of the questions that will be discussed by Harvey Shoolman who will advocate that an open-minded, 21st century understanding of Spinoza's metaphysical system reveals a radically new theory of the existence and operation of mind, and its relation to physical structures within the natural order.

However, as his talk will reveal, there is a price to pay in achieving such an understanding which some may find congenial and others metaphysically shocking. 

Places are at this event are free of charge but strictly limited to 25 spaces. Reserve your place here

Please note this event is for London Library members only.


How To...Promote Your Book - with Diane Hinds

Monday 18 September 2017; 6.00pm-8.00pm
Members' Room

In this highly popular workshop aimed at independent and self-published authors, PR expert Diane M. Hinds will guide members through the process of publicising their book. Providing useful information on how to research your audience, how to write a press release and how to use digital channels to get your message out to the media and readers, the session will offer practical tips on how to promote your publication in an affordable and effective way.

Diane M. Hinds works in PR for clients across the arts and entertainment sector as well as for fiction and non-fictiion titles. She has delivered this workshop to over 60 venues in the UK and the US.

Places are at this event are free of charge but strictly limited to 25 spaces. Reserve your place here

Please note this event is for London Library members only.


The London Library Philosophy Group

Every second Wednesday of the month
Members’ Room 

The group 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 should have read the text that is being discussed which will be circulated in advance of each meeting.

London Library members wishing to attend meetings should register their interest with the group co-ordinator, Library member John Robinson, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a name and contact phone number.

Members will receive further details about the group, and a reading and resources list which relates to the topic being discussed at the end of each meeting.

Free to members. Numbers are limited to 15 members each meeting.


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