Well – ’tis the season to tolerate the tabloids feigning outrage at the alleged suppression of Christmas traditions in the name of political correctness (see HERE for an example, and HERE for an article from the Guardian on the topic.).
Our next book is Dostoevsky’s ‘The Double’. A short description can be found on the wordpress site: readingphilosophy
Our next meeting will be Tuesday 5th February. Time and place to be confirmed.
I’m really sorry, but among all the chaos and confusion the situation has been resolved. Due to David Webster’s talk at the Beehive at 19:30-20:30 on Monday 10th December, the meal at 18:00 would have been too rushed. Therefore, we can still meet at 18:00 for drinks in a pub in the Montpellier area (Suffolk Arms?). Then go to David’s talk at the Beehive Pub on Religion being Good or Evil followed by a meal afterwards…21:00-21:30 (Possibly Spice Exchange?) .
The people from Cafe Scientifique have persuaded me to do an evening talk on Monday 10th December at the Beehive pub, Tivoli, Cheltenham: see http://cafescientifique.org/cheltenham.htm or download details at http://cafescientifique.org/downloads/religion%20good%20or%20evil1.pdf
The topic is Religion: Good or Evil? So, nothing too heavy then…
Come along and heckle if you must – free wine is rumoured..
Just to let you know that the RPE Christmas Meal will be on Sunday 9th December at Spice Exchange Indian Restaurant, Clarence Parade, Cheltenham @ 18:00.
please let me (or one of the level 3 student reps) know if you would like to come…
He (Major David Bigelow) concludes: It is unethical to create a fully autonomous military robot endowed with the ability to make independent decisions unless it is designed to screen its decisions through a sound moral framework.
Which sound moral framework, I wonder, would that be though? I thought RPE blog readers may find his piece of interest….