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The Philosophers Hat Club – Happiness In Extraordinary Circumstances.
February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join our Philosopher’s Hat Club launch and enjoy enquiring into interesting topics with other people. FREE EVENT – EXTRA EVENT
About this Event.
Due to huge interest we have opened bookings for an additional event on February 5th.
Happiness In Extraordinary Circumstances.
Can we be happy even in the extraordinary circumstances like the ones we have found ourselves in now? Do we need the freedom to be happy? What constitutes true happiness? Are there any things we could put on our bucket list to make us happier?
Together we will try to answer questions related to living a happy life.
We almost 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 a form of an open enquiry with other participants. Each topic will come with some recommendations for further reading.
About the Philosopher’s Hat Club
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.
The Philosopher’s Hat Club will be launched online on 4th February 2021, inviting participants to put their philosopher’s hat on, once a month to engage in a meaningful and facilitated conversation, about the world we live in, with other participants. The Club is a joint venture between Creative Together and Tertulia, a bookshop Like no other and the initiative is supported by Spot-Lit.eu in association with the Western Development Commission.
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 Tertulia, a bookshop Like no other. Pre Covid Lukasz and Brid organised a number of events at the bookshop on issues relating to Climate Change, Philosophy, and Poetry. Since Covid hit Ireland, they conducted a successful pilot for conducting meetings on-line.
The first few meetings will be free but require booking a place in advance. In the future, the club will work on a membership basis as a contribution towards the cost of running the events. It is anticipated that quarterly events will be held in Westport, when this is possible. Experts will be invited to some of the meetings and on the 4th March, the club will welcome a special guest, Nigel Warburton, the author of a very popular A little History of Philosophy, a great start for anyone interested in philosophy.
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