The Philosophy Cabinet**

announces

a  philosophical dinner

on

                  

“Beliefs” Thursday, Jan. 20

 

Last month’s café philo discussion : Can we ever really justify our beliefs ? brought up some basic philosophical issues concerning the role of beliefs in our lives.   What constitutes a belief and how does it influence our existence ?  What are our judgments based upon : beliefs or reason ?  Are beliefs relegated to  faith ?  Do they have a role in knowledge?  Are they to be considered as ‘opinions’ the Greeks called ‘Doxa’ representing the general opinion which tends to hide and distort the truth. What does it mean to believe in something ? What is this belief grounded in ?

 

 Dinner hosted by   Gale Prawda, Ph. D

 

“LEARNING AND PHILOSOPHY”, Thurs. Feb. 3

 

Learning and philosophy are intimately related not only within the philosophy of education, but also in the areas of  science, culture, psychology, cognitive sciences, anthropology, history… and our relationship in general to both knowledge and the process of socialisation. In western philosophy the debate starting with Plato and Aristotle on whether learning is the acquisition of knowledge, which develops into teaching models of transmission,(Thomas Aquinas, Descartes) or learning being inquiry and the creation of meaning which develops into humanistic and experiential models (Locke, Rousseau, Dewey). This debate leads to both cultural and scientific divides in both education and wider areas of perception, memory, and the relationship of the brain to learning. In the 20th century Humanistic psychology, Behaviourist, Cognitive and Constructivist  models of pedagogy have developed and attempted to explain the process of learning…. The debate continues

 

Dinner Hosted by  Jonathan Levy, Master’s in philosophy of education

 

Rendez vous at  19:30

 Canard’avril Rest.

                                                                          5, rue Paul Lelong              75002 Paris  M° Bourse

 

 

                  Participation fee    36 euros per person (members 32 euros)

Attention !  Places limited to 25 persons per dinner

 

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