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Philosophy at Subplot 57: Think and Drink

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Subplot 57

57 Dartmouth Road

London

SE23 3HN

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July's Philosophy Group in Subplot 57 we will explore modern virtues, with Gods and Superheroes.

Nietzsche thought that Socrates ushered in a new set of internal virtues that replaced the Homeric virtues of action and strength. For the next session we will be looking at ‘values and virtues for OUR time’ and comparing them to values of the past.

As a starting point, we will consider the values that are reflected in two great pantheons: the ancient Greek gods and heroes from Zeus to Odysseus and modern superheroes from Superman to Doctor Who. Anne-Marie has suggested that we watch the latest Marvel film Endgame, so, to avoid spoilers, you might want to do that (unless you just don’t care!)

For this session we're going to ask you to have a think first: make a list of up to 10 ‘heroes’ or your own (people you look up to or aspire to). You may want to write a short paragraph about why you have chosen who you have chosen (you don't have to share this).

Then draw a list of ten virtues from them:

E.g.
Fortitude
Perseverance
Originality
And so on…

From these then try to make a list of ten values for the 21st century:

E.g.
Individualism
Communitarianism
And so on…

Bring them along on a peice of paper or in your mind and we will discuss them, and see how many we all agree on!

We meet for convivial conversations around philosophy and life at Subplot 57 underneath Leaf and Groove on the final Wednesday of every month. There is a bar available during the evening where you can purchase soft drinks, wine, beer and gin. Drinking and thinking with new friends.

Subplot 57 is underneath Leaf and Groove and unfortunately there is no step free access.

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57 Dartmouth Road

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