Gloucestershire Philosophical Society Winter Programme

Since the mid 1980’s Gloucestershire Philosophical Society have held meetings on a variety of topics. We aim to provide a forum for debate on issues of current interest alongside informative lectures from specialists in many areas of philosophical, political, social, scientific and artistic thought. Our meetings are open to both the academic and wider community. We warmly welcome new members, so why not come along and offer your opinions. The society is funded by the Royal Institute of Philosophy and is supported by the university of Gloucestershire and staff and students of the RPE course.

We have the following speakers this term.


Professor Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff University) will talk on Passionate Speech: On the Uses and Abuses of Anger in Public Debate


Paul Bridges (Gloucestershire Philosophical Society) will speak on A short history of Determinism; but you knew that already didn’t you.


Professor Adam Hart (University of Gloucestershire) will speak on Killing for conservation – the ethical tangle of ‘trophy hunting‘.


Professor Havi Carel (University of Bristol) ‘It’s hard to think without your pants on’: Patients as Knowers.


Dr Patrice Haynes (Liverpool Hope University) will talk on Decolonising Philosophy of Religion in Conversation with African Indigenous Religions

All sessions will be held at the Francis Close Campus of the University of Gloucestershire, Swindon Road, Cheltenham at 7 pm in room HC203 (apart from the session on the 10th March, which will be at 5:30 pm). All sessions are free.

Full details of the programme can be found here.

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