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Last Night’s Cafe: The Philosophy of Running

….or more specifically, ‘Really Trying and Merely Trying’. Dr Paul Faulkner (Philosophy, Sheffield University) introduced us to the connections between philosophy (and epistemology in particular) and running, last night, using the theory of knowledge to shed some light on the experience of running, and the experience of running to illuminate some issues in theories of [...]


Survey: What do you think of Cardiff Philosophy Cafe?

This month, Cardiff Philosophy Cafe is four years’ old. Which means we’d like to take an opportunity to ask readers who’ve been to one or more Cafes to give us some feedback on the good and bad points of the setting and the format of the events, so we can make improvements where necessary and [...]


Cardiff Philosophy Cafe on Facebook

Just to announce that the Cafe now has its own Group on Facebook, which you can visit (and join if you have a FB account) by clicking here. Once you’re in, you can post things of interest to/interact and discuss issues with fellow CPC attendees, find out news about upcoming events, and discover links to [...]


Cafe Start Time: Poll Results

Voting to decide the new start time for the Cafe finished last night at midnight. We had a total of 38 responses, which broke down as follows. A clear, almost two-thirds majority chose an 8pm start. From next month (April), Philosophy Cafe will run from 8.00 till 10.00. Thanks to everyone who voted.


Proposed Change to Cafe Start Time

Ever since Cardiff Philosophy Cafe began at the Gate, back in the mists of time… well, July 2008…each session kicked off at 7.30pm. Recently, the Gate has strengthened its commitment to community programmes at the venue, including the Cafe. For their part, Cafe participants have regularly and en masse given donations following each session to [...]


Mind, Brain and Identity (2): Narratives and Selves

This is the second of three posts on the relationship between mind and brain, which is being tackled again in this month’s Cafe. The first of these posts is here.


The first post

Welcome to the Cardiff Philosophy Cafe blog. Its aim is to provide an additional resource to help support and extend the discussions that take place at the Cafe. Links to interesting material, responses to the Cafe sessions, and multimedia relating to the Cafes will all be featured in the coming months. We hope you enjoy [...]

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