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Fri, 29 May 2015 7:00 PM
Philosophers' Café | Paradox of Fiction
How can people experience strong emotions from purely fictional things such as art, literature and imagination, given that we know that they are not real?
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 7:00 PM
Philosophers' Café | Stop Making Sense
One approach to understanding the world around us is through our rational faculty. However, what is the “quality” of the knowledge that we, as humans, are accumulating this way? Are we just talking heads, without any connection to our hearts? What is our relation to nature? These are difficult questions about what we can know of the world and how we may go about doing this.
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 7:00 PM
Philosophers' Café | Whose Music Is It?: Associating Styles of Music
Music, like many human endeavours, feeds and evolves from the ideas, musical or otherwise, present at the time of its development. There is a common thread, at least in Western music, from, for example, classical, jazz, rock-and-roll and metal to hip-hop. Discussion of the links between music styles will be encouraged through listening to examples.