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Jun
24

Philosophy Cafe in Aberystwyth: “Homing In” Event (2 of 2)

This is the second of two posts on the event Cardiff Philosophy Cafe helped run at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 14 June, as part of the Environmental Futures Dialogue project. Here, we look at the Cafe event held on the afternoon of the 14th, and the questions that it raised (see also Dr Ria Dunkley’s [...]

Jun
24

Philosophy Cafe in Aberystwyth: “Homing In” Event (1 of 2)

Next month in July, Cardiff Philosophy Cafe will be running two events as part of the Future for Wales series, examining the next of our ‘keywords’, creativity. We will be examining how confronting an uncertain future – which has been the theme of all our sessions this year – is not just an intellectual exercise. [...]

Jun
19

Last Night’s Cafe: The Future for Wales – Work

When thinking about the future of society here in Wales and further afield, the role of work in our lives is another key topic, along with sustainability, energy, how we value nature, democracy and well-being. The impact of the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent recession – the deepest since the 1930s – on unemployment has been [...]

Jun
11

Next Cafe: The Future for Wales – Work

Nearly two hundred years ago, the philosopher G.W.F. Hegel stated, in his Philosophy of Right, ‘Factories and manufacturers base their existence on the misery of a class’, a situation that ‘condemns a multitude to a raw life and to dullness in labour and poverty, so that others could amass fortunes’. The role of work and [...]

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