Philosophy Nights sprang out of the desire to spend evenings in pleasant food and drink, discussing theoretical questions in curious, open-minded company. After two years of enjoyable Friday evenings in discussions about technology, politics, literature, science, and human behaviour, Philosophy Nights are being opened for the first time to anyone interested in talking to & debating with diverse people about the issues that matter most. There is no ideological leaning at these evenings and everyone is welcome; traditionally, they have been among McGill students from a variety of disciplines - it will be exciting to expand the scope and scale of these gatherings.
Philosophy Nights work as follows: we think of a question which we would like to hear the group's thoughts on - it can be on any theoretical topic (for instance, past ones which have led to captivating discussions include "Is there a moral argument to be made for vegatarianism?" "What is the father's role in the family?" "Are democracies always ideal?" "Is hookup culture a good or bad thing?" "To what extent is an individual's identity based on a group?"). Then, we introduce ourselves and go around the room posing one question at a time. The group may then jump in with arguments and anecdotes in a lively discussion. These evenings are filled with plenty of food, and offer a lovely way to meet new people. Looking forward to seeing you there!
A small promotional per-hour fee (first hour at 5.50$, extra hours at 2.25$ for members and 1.75$ for students) provides unlimited coffee, tea, hot drinks, snacks and, of course, intriguing philosophical discussions!