Heart of Philosophy – Philosophy Cafe in Frankston
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The Deakin Philosophical Society is a society for philosophical discussion based at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus, Australia. The society meets every Wednesday of the university year (except exam periods) for an exchange of truth, wisdom and red wine. Any undergraduates, postgraduates, faculty members, staff or interested persons (or non-persons) are welcome. The society seeks to bring together students, staff and members of the community to foster philosophical dialogue and provide a forum whereby people can engage philosophically and, hopefully, develop as philosophers. To achieve this aim the society provides fora for philosophical discourse on campus and throughout the community via weekly meetings, monthly philosophy cafés and other events.
Date: Every Wednesday of the University’s teaching year
Venue: Deakin’s Waurn Ponds campus
Cost: $10 membership for the year.
More details are available at the society’s website.
Paideia Philosophy Cafes
Times/Dates: 7 – 9pm on the last Wednesday of every month between February and November.
Venue: The Barking Dog hotel, 126 Pakington Street, Geelong West
Cost: Entry is free and includes a glass of wine and nibbles.
Thangs Philosophy Café - Melbourne’s longest running Philosophy Café
‘Philosophy Café’ at Thangs Café, 502 Lygon Street, East Brunswick (near Albion Street) takes place on the first Thursday of each month. Originally established to provide an environment where teachers could practice community of enquiry in an adult context, the cafe now welcomes a very diverse range of participants.
Formal activities generally begin around 8.00 pm but many participants start gathering from around 6.30 pm for meals and drinks. Meal service is difficult to provide once the Philosophy Cafe gets under way. If you wish to buy a meal please try to arrive before 7.30 pm.
There is no charge.
To join Thangstalk Yahoo group see its homepage: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Thangstalk/
An issue, topic or question for discussion is usually identified at the previous café for the following café.
Read this article on Philosophy cafes: Cafes give food for thought, published in The Age on 20/02/2005.