Philosophical discussions for a group of up to 12 members
The group is for anyone with an interest in philosophy, and can be attended by people with no formal background in philosophy at all, although, of course, those with some background or formal training are also welcome.
To give a structure to our work we will read particular books. To start with, it will be a fun book called A Little History of Philosophy by Nigel Warburton. It is available in paperback, in a Kindle edition, and as an audio book. Experience has shown that this is a good way of doing things. If you look at the first chapter (available as a free preview in Google Books), it will give you an idea of the sort of thing we will be discussing. Search on-line for the book by title or author or try this link.
The group is in some ways a reincarnation of a Philosophy Learning Circle which ran successfully for several years at Hornsey Library. The Learning Circle method was developed by the WEA and describes a group where all opinions are valued (but open to scrutiny) and where the group is facilitated rather than led, or lectured to.