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CANCELLED Greg Scorzo "Art of Thinking" discussion series (non-LSS)

Description: SECULAR HALL IS CLOSED FROM 20 MARCH 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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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 - The Art of Thinking about Democracy
THURSDAY 27 February - The Art of Thinking about Extremism

THURSDAY 26 March 7.30pm

The Art of Thinking about Poverty

Most non-poor people in western countries want to end poverty. Yet in contemporary politics, there is no agreement about how most effectively to do this. For some, ending poverty is simply a matter of more state social spending, a broader welfare state, and more comprehensive business regulations. For others, ending poverty is about encouraging economic growth by lessening business regulations, encouraging entrepreneurship, and creating the smallest amount of people who need to rely either on the welfare state or social programs. There are also moral disputes about how much each of us are individually obligated to help the poor. Some think none of the non-poor should be allowed anything other than basic necessities, until poverty is abolished. And still others think what ends poverty is precisely the desire in people to have more than just basic necessities. One side sees the end of poverty as something which comes out of an altruistic impulse in the non-poor to be more like the poor. The other side sees the end of poverty as something that arises from encouraging the poor to be aspirational; to desire and work hard to achieve what the non-poor have. But who is right? And what sort of indicators can we recognise as signs that one perspective is more right than the other?

Location: CANCELLED
Date: Thursday, 26 March 2020
Time: 19:30 GMT
Access: Public
Category: LSS/joint public event - Secular Hall*
Created by: Public Access ( by LSS editor )
Updated: Sunday, 15 March 2020 20:56 GMT
Attachments: None

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