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Next Meetings

We’re back with more interesting enquiries in 2023

We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there.

Join us for Philosopher’s Hat Club – Commentaries with Laura Kipnis (USA) on January 18, 2023 at 19:00.

Register soon because space is limited.

You can also become a member via our website https://www.creativetogether.ie/join-philosophers-hat-club

We have added the programme for 2023 there.

We hope you’re able to join us!

Lukasz & Brid

18th January @7pm

 

14th December @ 7pm – Thinking Clearly

SOURCES OF PHILOSOPHY
14TH DECEMBER – SEEING THINGS CLEARLY
PHENOMENOLOGY AND MINDFULNESS PERSPECTIVE

All members have free access to all our online events.

Membership with a free trial is available on our website -https://www.creativetogether.ie/join-philosophers-hat-club

MEMBERSHIP

THIS IS A DONATION-BASED EVENT, WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT. ALL CLUB MEMBERS COME FREE. GET YOUR MEMBERSHIP HERE

https://www.creativetogether.ie/join-philosophers-hat-club

IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD DONATION PLEASE CONTACT US AND WE’LL MAKE IT AVAILABLE FOR FREE. THERE IS ONE MONTHE FREE TRIAL ON THE MEMBERSHIP.

THE CLUB

The Philosopher’s Hat Club was launched online on 4th February 2021, inviting participants to put their philosopher’s hat on, once a month to engage in meaningful and facilitated conversation.  The Club is a joint venture between Creative Together and Tertulia, a bookshop Like no other. The initiative is supported by Spot Lit EU in association with the Western Development Commission. 

We nearly all have some assumptions about how the world works.  Examining these assumptions is what philosophy is really about.  We can often find ourselves in a black and white world, especially on social media. The club offers participants an opportunity to develop a more nuanced look at the world, in the form of an open inquiry with other participants. Although the topics can sometimes be serious, the tone of the meetings will be light and fun. The Philosopher’s Hat Club aims to bring delight in thinking together and thinking well. It also hopes to answer a need for people to connect during times where physical contact and movement is restricted due to the COVID virus.

Monthly events introduce a different topic each time. The club aims to make those as relevant to the world we live in today as possible. There are many threads in classical philosophy that are still as valid today as they were in the past. And there are many issues and problems facing today’s world that require a deeper reflection in search for new solutions. Each topic will come with a recommended reading list of interesting books.

The meetings will be facilitated by Lukasz Krzywon from Creative Together (based in Cong, Co. Mayo) and Brid Conroy from Tertulia bookshop (Westport, Co. Mayo).  Both share an interest in philosophy and philosophical thinking. Lukasz is a philosopher, author and educator. He is passionate about teaching children how to think well and about introducing important ideas using philosophical enquiry into Irish classrooms. He has trained with the best facilitators in Ireland and UK.

Brid, whose background is also in philosophy, aims to make a positive contribution to the way the world thinks through her bookshop, Tertulia, a bookshop Like no other.  Pre-Covid Lukasz and Brid organised a number events at the bookshop on issues relating to Climate Change, Philosophy and Poetry.  When Covid hit Ireland, they conducted a successful pilot for conducting meetings on-line and has continued as a great success with participants from Georgia, New York, Poland, Saudi Arabia.

Previous Meeting

17TH NOVEMBER – WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY 2022

SOURCES OF PHILOSOPHY
14TH DECEMBER – SEEING THINGS CLEARLY
PHENOMENOLOGY AND MINDFULNESS PERSPECTIVE

All members have free access to all our online events.

Membership with a free trial is available on our website -https://www.creativetogether.ie/join-philosophers-hat-club

MEMBERSHIP

THIS IS A DONATION-BASED EVENT, WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT. ALL CLUB MEMBERS COME FREE. GET YOUR MEMBERSHIP HERE

https://www.creativetogether.ie/join-philosophers-hat-club

IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD DONATION PLEASE CONTACT US AND WE’LL MAKE IT AVAILABLE FOR FREE. THERE IS ONE MONTHE FREE TRIAL ON THE MEMBERSHIP.

 

Previous Meeting on Thursday 22nd September 2022 at 7pm 

 

For any queries email Lukasz at contact@creativetogether.ie

The Philosopher’s Hat Club invites participants to put their philosopher’s hat on, and once a month to engage in a meaningful and facilitated conversation, about the world we live in, with other participants. And have fun, of course!

The theme for this edition of the Philosopher’s Hat Club is:

 

METAPHYSICAL ANIMALS

with special guests dr Clare Mac Cumhaill and dr Rachael Wiseman

#metaphysics #ethics #historyofphilosophy #womeninphilosophy​

Trying to define and distinguish human animals from other animals have a long tradition in the philosophical tradition. Could the answer be humans are metaphysical animals?

Join us for the evening with the two wonderful philosophers that told a story of a truly unique women-only philosophy school. We will discuss ideas and questions posed by Murdoch, Foot, Midgley and Anscombe in the book “Metaphysical Animals. How four women brought philosophy back to life“. Questions of morality and ethics, language and being, ducks and rabbits.

To quote the book: The women are up to something…

Our special guests

Clare MacCumhaill is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Durham University. She has broad interests in perception, action, aesthetics and in the history of philosophy. Rachael Wiseman is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool. She is the author of the Routledge Guidebook to Anscombe’s Intention (Routledge 2016) and mostly writes on Anscombe and Wittgenstein. Together, Clare and Rachael direct www.womeninparenthesis.co.uk and are the authors of Metaphysical Animals (Chatto & Windus 2022), a philosophical biography of the Wartime Quartet of Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley and Iris Murdoch.

All members have free access to all our online events.

Membership with a free trial is available on our website -https://www.creativetogether.ie/join-philosophers-hat-club

MEMBERSHIP

THIS IS A DONATION-BASED EVENT, WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT. ALL CLUB MEMBERS COME FREE. GET YOUR MEMBERSHIP HERE

https://www.creativetogether.ie/join-philosophers-hat-club

IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD DONATION PLEASE CONTACT US AND WE’LL MAKE IT AVAILABLE FOR FREE. THERE IS ONE MONTHE FREE TRIAL ON THE MEMBERSHIP.

THE CLUB

The Philosopher’s Hat Club was launched online on 4th February 2021, inviting participants to put their philosopher’s hat on, once a month to engage in meaningful and facilitated conversation.  The Club is a joint venture between Creative Together and Tertulia, a bookshop Like no other. The initiative is supported by Spot Lit EU in association with the Western Development Commission. 

We nearly all have some assumptions about how the world works.  Examining these assumptions is what philosophy is really about.  We can often find ourselves in a black and white world, especially on social media. The club offers participants an opportunity to develop a more nuanced look at the world, in the form of an open inquiry with other participants. Although the topics can sometimes be serious, the tone of the meetings will be light and fun. The Philosopher’s Hat Club aims to bring delight in thinking together and thinking well. It also hopes to answer a need for people to connect during times where physical contact and movement is restricted due to the COVID virus.

Monthly events introduce a different topic each time. The club aims to make those as relevant to the world we live in today as possible. There are many threads in classical philosophy that are still as valid today as they were in the past. And there are many issues and problems facing today’s world that require a deeper reflection in search for new solutions. Each topic will come with a recommended reading list of interesting books.

The meetings will be facilitated by Lukasz Krzywon from Creative Together (based in Cong, Co. Mayo) and Brid Conroy from Tertulia bookshop (Westport, Co. Mayo).  Both share an interest in philosophy and philosophical thinking. Lukasz is a philosopher, author and educator. He is passionate about teaching children how to think well and about introducing important ideas using philosophical enquiry into Irish classrooms. He has trained with the best facilitators in Ireland and UK.

Brid, whose background is also in philosophy, aims to make a positive contribution to the way the world thinks through her bookshop, Tertulia, a bookshop Like no other.  Pre-Covid Lukasz and Brid organised a number events at the bookshop on issues relating to Climate Change, Philosophy and Poetry.  When Covid hit Ireland, they conducted a successful pilot for conducting meetings on-line and has continued as a great success with participants from Georgia, New York, Poland, Saudi Arabia.