Events

15 December 2020

We all get together for our first social event of the semester!

8 December 2020

This essay by the famous philosopher and logician Betrand Russell deals with a classical question that has troubled philosophers for millennia: How can we prove or disprove God's existence? However Russell wants to ultimately answer a less abstract question: Is Christianity good or bad for society?

24 November 2020

What is the best way for humans to organise as a society? Is government a necessary evil, or are humans better off in the state of nature? We turn to the classic works of Locke, Hobbes and Rousseau for their discussion on social contracts that undergird the morality of governments. (See calendar event for text to be covered)

10 November 2020

What do we mean when we say 'Dragons do not exist?' Because if they do not, how can we talk about something that isn't there? This is the fundamental question of ontology, addressed eloquently in this classic paper by W.V. Quine.