"Is Philosophy Still the Study of Everything?"
Once upon a time, philosophy was the study of everything - from music to politics to the origins of the universe. Over the centuries, the various sciences have grown and specialised. Different academic disciplines have evolved to pursue the questions that were first posed by people known as philosophers.
Andy Day, a writer and philosopher, will be talking about the way he thinks that in response to this process, philosophers (particularly in the English speaking countries) have retracted the scope of philosophy. They have presented it as a subject that has its own exclusive fields of enquiry: epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind etc. Andy will lead a discussion on whether this is necessary or desirable. Is philosophy, at heart, the study of those purely philosophical topics or is it still the study of everything?
Doors open at 6pm
Bar open until late, drinks and snacks available
Tickets: £5 / person