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19:00 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 - The Art of Thinking about Morality MONDAY 20 January - The Art of Thinking about Free Will MONDAY 3 February - The Art of Thinking about Gender MONDAY 10 February 7.30pm The Art of Thinking about Democracy Democracy is the cornerstone of western civilisation. We routinely work to spread democracy, while describing countries that lack democracy as despotic regimes. Yet we simultaneously believe democracy is important because of its ability to get good policy made into law, with the consent of the population. What we have seen in the last 3 years, in both the UK and the US, is a much more negative attitude towards democracy. Because so many of the political decisions in the last 3 years have instituted policies that many find morally unacceptable, those people increasingly describe democracy as the means by which ignorant and malicious citizens enact bad policy. But if democracy is simply the means by which intelligent and wise citizens mobilise each other to enact good policy, why have a democracy at all? Why not just have a society run by intelligent and wise people? Why let the entire population, with all its ignorant and malicious elements, endanger the decisions of the intelligent and wise? THURSDAY 27 February - The Art of Thinking about Extremism THURSDAY 26 March - The Art of Thinking about Poverty

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