The Brisbane’s Meet-Up ‘The Philosophy Café’ had originally organised by threesome of a café owner, a philosopher from the University of Queensland and an educationalist from the Queensland University of Technology. The community work was proving time-consuming for the paid academics and the café owner was facing a few challenges in the business, whereby the meet-up could not continue at the café. A colleague of my mine – another underemployed professional, a English teacher who ran the Brisbane Meet-Up ‘Classic Books’ – decided to take ownership of ‘The Philosophy Café’, with the agreement of the former owner. I agreed to come on-board as a joint-administrator and we organised monthly meetings at a café in Stones Corner. After a few months, my friend handed over the whole organisation of the group over to me. I came up with a seven month teaching program which combined prepared pre-meeting reading lists and materials with a lightly-facilitated group monthly discussion. Hence, there was a putting-together of a learning experience and an open forum to airing considered opinions and genuine questions.
The page here is to allow participants to access selected learning materials.
The Philosophy Café (TPC). Exceptionalism and Conceit. Introductory Essay
The Free Thinker Institute (FTI) and The Philosophy Café (TPC). The Whole Concept of Community Education
The Philosophy Café. Philosophy of Everything
The Philosophy Café and SoFiA. History of Australian Religion and Spirit
The Philosophy Café. Something of Beauty: The Nature of Aesthetics (Nick Traynor)
Brisbane Humanist Club of Friends. Short History of Humanism in Australia and the new Humanists Australia.
The Philosophy Café. Communicative Rationality
The Philosophy Café. Morality, Suffering, Luck, and Obligations: Is Morality ethical?
The Philosophy Café. Being and Not Being – What is Real?
Brisbane Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (BUUF)
Literature, History, and Religion
Nathan Fredrickson, a Graduate Student teacher at University of California, Santa Barbara, has drawn a very extensive list of the literature on American religions, including a very extensive list of American novels. It also includes an extensive keyword list.
Brisbane Prometheus Society. H.01 Teaching – Literature & History
The Philosophy Café. Introduction to Hegel on Worldview Essay
The Philosophy Café. Beyond Mere Opinion: What is the Philosophical Thought in the Humanities and Social Science, and its Practice in Society?
Brisbane Meetup Intellectual Network
The Gentle Thinkers, Brisbane Meet Up
The Classics Books Club, Brisbane Meet-Up
The Philosophy Café. Finding Philosophical Thinking in Understanding Society, Religion, Science, Politics, and Culture (Current)
The Philosophy Café. Living Philosophy in Contemporary Times Program Series (August-December 2019)
The Philosophy Café. Living Philosophy in Contemporary Times Program Series (August 2019 – February 2020)
The Philosophy Café. Our Present and Philosophies in the History of Western Philosophy Program Series (December 2018 – July 2019)