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Philosophy for All

Philosophy For All (PFA) is a London-based association of people interested in philosophy. It was founded in 1998. It aims to bridge the gap between professional and amateur philosophers, by holding talks, lectures and debates. Many of its events are held in pubs; and others in adult education colleges.

Its aims are to encourage philosophical debate between professional and non-professional philosophers in a non-technical way; to provide a forum for an active exchange of ideas and information; to give guidance and information concerning courses as well as relevant literature in philosophy; to inspire those interested in philosophy to develop their interest further.

The monthly Kant's Cave talks, which are often given by notable academics, regularly draw 70 or so people to a room above a pub in Euston.

During the early years of the new millennium it organised a series of Round Table debates in which four leading philosophers and an audience of around 150 people would debate issues such as the relationship between science and philosophy.

The PFA Public Lectures are a series of lectures held every six months or so in which a well-known thinker gives a lecture and then holds a lengthy discussion session with the audience. The lectures give members of the public the opportunity to question and discuss with internationally-known philosophers who have included as Simon Blackburn, Antony Flew, Piers Benn, Jonathan Glover, Anthony Grayling, Ted Honderich, Moshe Machover, Nicholas Maxwell, Mary Margaret McCabe, Mary Midgley, David Papineau, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Barry C. Smith, Jo Wolff, Raymond Tallis, and Colin Wilson.

Other regular monthly Philosophy For All events include a philosophy film club, a feminist philosophy forum and regular Philosophical Walks in the countryside around London.

Date Title Venue City
Wed 27 Nov 2013
7:45pm - 9:15pm
Seminar: Locke on Personal Identity National Theatre London
Wed 04 Dec 2013
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Spinoza Kant's Cave London
Wed 15 Jan 2014
7:00pm - 10:00pm
PFA Film Club: Pervert’s guide to ideology (Fiennes/Zizek) The Two Chairmen London
Sat 08 Feb 2014
2:30pm - 4:00pm
PFA Discussion: Mary Wollstonecraft Bishopsgate Institute London
Wed 19 Feb 2014
7:00pm - 10:00pm
PFA Film Club: The Wave (Gansel, 2008) The Two Chairmen London
Wed 05 Mar 2014
Ways of Seeing Kant's Cave London
Wed 19 Mar 2014
7:00pm - 10:00pm
PFA Film Club: The Dead (Huston, 1987) The Two Chairmen London
Wed 02 Apr 2014
The Quantum, Noumenal and Empirical Reality Kant's Cave London
Wed 16 Apr 2014
7:00pm - 10:00pm
PFA Film Club: Robot and Frank (Schreier, 2012) The Two Chairmen London
Wed 07 May 2014
Lawyers, Blondes and Irishmen Kant's Cave London

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