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Philosophy talks at Blackrock Library

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Philosophy talks at Blackrock Library


11, 18 and 25 April




Blackrock Library



Event Description

A new offering from Blackrock Library this Spring is a trilogy of talks with professors of philosophy encompassing philosophical questions around aspects of our lives. Come along and be stimulated by the big questions!
Philosophy and God, a talk with Professor Paul O’Grady
Tuesday 11 April, 6.00-7.30pm
Booking required
For over two millennia, philosophers have used reason to consider issues about God’s existence and nature. In this talk, Paul O’Grady will explore some of the arguments for and against the existence of God.
What Should We Forget? Memory and the philosophy of time, a talk with Professor Sean Enda Power
Tuesday 18 April, 6.00-7.30pm
Booking required
How valuable is memory? Some remembered events seem to only harm us, with no further value. Is there any value in holding on to them? Perhaps we cannot forget them. But, if we could, should we?
Are we living in a Computer Simulation?, a talk with Professor Ben Bramble
Tuesday 25 April, 6.00-7.30pm
Booking required
A number of philosophers have recently suggested we might all be living in a computer simulation- -i.e., a virtual world created by intelligent beings one level up. In this talk, Professor Bramble will review the evidence for this claim.



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