[SydPhil] blackheath philosophy forum
Sandra Jobson Darroch
sjd at cybersydney.com.au
Thu May 3 10:14:44 AEST 2018
*Blackheath Philosophy Forum**
On *Saturday May 12 *we have a talk on "SUICIDE OF THE WEST" when
speaker Ted Sadler will ask why so many people - politicians and
intellectuals and commentators, are "knocking" the West's culture
and democracy. Ted will examine the roots of Western self-hatred in
modern culture and the likely outcome of current tendencies, drawing
on the work of thinkers such as Rousseau, Nietzsche and Heidegger.
He is author of several books on German philosophy and translator of
On *Saturday May 19*, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Distinguished Professor
of Philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center and
Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of
Sydney. will give a talk on “TOLERANCE AND THE INTOLERANT” when he
will ask whether there is a limit to being tolerant. Does
over-tolerance towards disruptive elements in our society cause a
collapse of western society?
The Blackheath Philosophy Forum meets at the Hall at the Blackheath
Neighbourhood Centre, cnr Gardiner Crescent & the Great Western
Highway, 4pm-6pm, followed by informal discussion at a nearby wine
bar.Admission $10 includes a big afternoon tea before question time.
Hall is heated.All welcome!
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