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Let's talk: reimagining our world

Wed 11 August 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kew Library

Corner Cotham Road and Civic Drive
Kew VIC 3101

Free
Accessible
07/14/2021 1:00pm 08/11/2021 2:00pm Let's talk: reimagining our world This is a new regular forum for practicing democracy and civility, where we respectfully listen to and discuss our viewpoints on important topics and philosophical ideas, and for enabling growth towards a compassionate and enlightened community. Hosted by library staff. July Discussion Starter "Both orthodox and heterodox ideas always need to be publicly discussable. Otherwise, whoever holds the most power when censorship begins...will gain ever more power. The powerful will shape the governing orthodoxy—and it will always be an orthodoxy, even if its central ideas were heterodox just yesterday—and will crack down ever harder on those who dissent." - Heather E. Heying (evolutionary biologist) August Discussion Starter "We can't integrate our own lives, as a personal project, without a vision of the whole that has endured the test of time: precisely what the great traditions promise... Yet we moderns have heedlessly discarded many of the answers, simply because they are distant in time from us or because we arrogantly assume we have 'evolved' beyond them." - Sohrab Ahmari Date Time Booking link Wednesday, 14 July 2021 1pm to 2pm Register now Wednesday, 11 August 2021 1pm to 2pm Register now   , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

This is a new regular forum for practicing democracy and civility, where we respectfully listen to and discuss our viewpoints on important topics and philosophical ideas, and for enabling growth towards a compassionate and enlightened community. Hosted by library staff.

July Discussion Starter

"Both orthodox and heterodox ideas always need to be publicly discussable. Otherwise, whoever holds the most power when censorship begins...will gain ever more power. The powerful will shape the governing orthodoxy—and it will always be an orthodoxy, even if its central ideas were heterodox just yesterday—and will crack down ever harder on those who dissent." - Heather E. Heying (evolutionary biologist)

August Discussion Starter

"We can't integrate our own lives, as a personal project, without a vision of the whole that has endured the test of time: precisely what the great traditions promise... Yet we moderns have heedlessly discarded many of the answers, simply because they are distant in time from us or because we arrogantly assume we have 'evolved' beyond them." - Sohrab Ahmari

Date Time Booking link

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

1pm to 2pm Register now
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 1pm to 2pm Register now

 

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