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Evil, Nothingness and Value

Do we need to believe in the reality of evil to be moral? Dr Peter Sedgewick from St Michael’s College, Cardiff offered some provocative thoughts on this subject at last night’s Cafe, presenting an atheist’s position (drawing on Albert Camus‘ The Plague) and some ideas from a theist’s point of view by way of contrast. [...]


Sport and Art

How are sport and art related, if at all? This was the question to which Andrew Edgar produced some thought-provoking answers yesterday at the Gate, in our special Made in Roath edition of Cardiff Philosophy Cafe.  It’s evident that there are some sports for which aesthetic criteria are important in deciding who wins or loses, [...]


Art, Sport, and the Problem of Evil

Though not quite all at the same time… This Sunday (17th October), we are holding a special Philosophy Cafe as part of the fabulous Made in Roath community arts festival. The festival takes place over the weekend, featuring a huge range of events, activities, and exhibitions, and opens at The Gate this evening, with contributions [...]


Beyond the Tipping Point: Film Evening Report

The first Cardiff Philosophy Cafe film evening took place last Thursday (30 September) at Milkwood Gallery in Roath. Twenty or so people came along to watch Beyond the Tipping Point, a film directed by Stefan Skrimshire, which looks at the impact that images of the future can have on our capacity to think and act here in [...]

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