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19:00 [19:30] David Howarth: The British Constitution in Transition (ext event)
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Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society (Lit and Phil) talk: The British Constitution is in Transition, but from What to What? To be presented by David Howarth, Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Cambridge; Fellow of Clare College Cambridge. Details: http://www.leicesterlitandphil.org.uk/event/the-british-constitution-is-in-transition-but-from-what-to-what/

Category: LSS/joint public event - Secular Hall[19:30] Greg Scorzo "Art of Thinking" discussion series (non-LSS)
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'The Art of Thinking' discussion series introduced by Greg Scorzo and supported by Leicester Secular Society A series of 6 stand alone informal sessions on contemporary cultural issues during the first quarter of 2020 – come to as many as you like. Charge is £3 per session Greg is a professional philosopher. He is editor, co-director, and head writer for 'Culture on the offensive', an online magazine. He introduces each session with a brief talk followed by discussion and debate by group members. MONDAY 13 January 7.30pm The Art of Thinking about Morality Human society is grounded in the expectation that everyone be moral. Virtually every political idea is defended in the name of its moral goodness, while we socialise every child to become an adult who is morally good. Morality allows us to trust one and other, as well as protect society from crime, corruption and the harming of the innocent. Yet none of us can adequately define what morality is. There are unresolved debates about whether or not morality is objective. There are worries that the demands of morality are so high, most people can’t be expected to satisfy them. There are even worries that human flourishing depends on momentarily putting aside the demands that morality makes upon us. Given these worries, how should we think about morality? And can you be a good person without worrying about whether or not you’re a morally good person? MONDAY 20 January - The Art of Thinking about Free Will MONDAY 3 February - The Art of Thinking about Gender MONDAY 10 February - The Art of Thinking about Democracy THURSDAY 27 February - The Art of Thinking about Extremism THURSDAY 26 March - The Art of Thinking about Poverty

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