Pub Philosophy

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Pub Philosophy is a term sometimes used to describe organised gatherings in public houses for philosophical discussion.[1] Several series of events in the United Kingdom and elsewhere offer pub philosophy in a variety of formats, typically involving an invited speaker and some degree of open discussion. Among the more long-standing of these are:

Pub Philosophy groups, while often run by amateurs, have sometimes been recruited by more mainstream institutions to provide a distinctively participatory public forum. Such alliances have included Tate Liverpool and University of Chester working with Philosophy in Pubs,[2] the Brighton Science Festival 2010 working with PIPS Brighton[3] and the London School of Economics producing an event in collaboration with Big Ideas.[4]

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  1. ^ Billington, R: Living Philosophy An Introduction to Moral Thought, 3rd Edition. Routledge, 2003.
  2. ^ Tate Liverpool Archived 2010-11-08 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 02-09-10.
  3. ^ Brighton Science Festival 2010 Archived 2012-07-21 at Retrieved 02-09-10
  4. ^ London School of Economics Retrieved 02-09-10

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