Some have argued that our capacity for rational thought is what defines us as human beings. Our ability to give reasons for our actions and beliefs is what enables us to live amicably together. But what are the limits of rational belief and action? When are our actions necessarily irrational? What is the role of irrationality in our lives?
Sat 21st March
9.30am to 12.00pm
What's the good of philosophy?
Philosophy means 'lover of wisdom' .... Philo sophia but does Philosophy make one wise? Philosophers are often seen as having their heads in the clouds or quibbling over the meanings of words. The central questions of philosophy were first asked about 2,500 years ago and are still being asked now, so one might ask why philosophers have not found the answers. Philosophy it may be argued is a process of helping us to think clearly but think about what?