*Warning: thinking is dangerous
Bright Thinking* is a monthly discussion in the style of the French Café philosophique (“cafe-philo”) started by Marc Sautet in Paris.
The topic this month is“Work”
“It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?”
– Henry David Thoreau
“The person whose whole life is spent in performing a few simple operations, of which the effects are perhaps always the same, or very nearly the same … generally becomes as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human creature to become.”
– Adam Smith
Are you defined by your job?
Should you do what you love, or try to love what you do?
What effect does unemployment have on people?
Does your work have to have meaning for your life to have meaning?
Should paid work be regarded more highly than unpaid work?
How different is modern day work from slavery?
How can we find meaningful work?
How can we work less and live more?
Are we, as Hannah Arendt suggested, ‘animal laborens’ – the working animal?
What effect does retirement have on the retiree?
Why do we work so much?
Drinks and nibbles available to purchase at the bar.
This is a FREE EVENT, but please register ONLINE HERE to secure your seat.
Thursday 10 May 2018, 6:45pm – 9:00pm
Door open @ 6:45pm / Start 7:00pm