2022

August – Progress
May – Aesthetics – The Philosophy of Art
Jan – What is Nature / What is ‘natural’?

2021

Nov – Land Reform
Sep – What’s so good about democracy?
Apr – Does society progress in moral matters?

2020

Dec – What is Knowledge?
Nov – Happiness
Oct – Legalization of Recreational Drugs
Jun – Africana Philosophy
Jun – Mind, Consciousness and Free Will
May – Moral and ethical issues arising from the coronavirus crisis
Apr – The future of the nation state
Mar – How can Humanism spread without being a religion?
Feb – Sharing the Earth’s limited resources
Jan – Time (or, What happened before Time began?)

2019

Oct – To develop a tolerant society we must be intolerant of intolerance
Sep – What is the purpose of life?
Jul – Punishment
Jun – Mind-Body problem
May – Liberty
Mar – Love
Feb – Democracy
Jan – Free Will

2018

Nov – Individualism and Collectivism
Oct – The role of faith in human society – why do humans have religion?
Sep – Privacy
Jul – The right to life and the choice of when to die
May – Identity
Apr – Universal Basic Income
Mar – Malthus
Feb – Force vs. Pacifism: when is force justified?
Jan – What’s the Point of Education?

2017

Dec – Gender
Oct – Children’s Rights
Sep – Artificial Intelligence
Jul – Forgiveness
Jun – Animal Rights
May – Adam Smith
Apr – Free Will
Feb – Shame

2016

Dec – What is Truth?
Nov – Altruism
Oct – Natural Selection
Jul – Karl Popper’s Critical Rationalism
Jun – Lying and Truth telling
May – Human Rights
Mar – Nuclear Weapons
Feb – Karl Marx
Jan – Happiness

2015

Dec – Immigration
Nov – Initial meeting of the Philosophy Group
Apr to Jun – A short course of sessions led by Stuart Jesson