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Utopia: Critical thinking and Society

Age 10+, meets 5 times, Fridays 9:30 (Part 1)

  • Starts 27 Sept
  • 55 British pounds
  • Zoom class

Available spots

Service Description

Could we build the perfect world? Living a good life, building the perfect society - these are the BIG projects that have driven much philosophical debate throughout history. In this class we will try to build a Utopia piece by piece. Each week we will discuss and debate one aspect of building an ideal society - from the individual - the micro - to the social - the macro. In our discussions we will be introduced to various philosophers, who might argue against our views. We will rely on Plato's Republic as a starting point for our conversation. Will we come to agree with Plato? Will we find flaws in his views? Each week we will take on a different topic, and link our discussions to recent events, to literature, and to Thinker's unique interests. We might, for example, link our discussion to gaming, or to sports, or to art! The topics below are starting points for our discussions, but class content will change to adapt to Thinkers’ interests. 1. What is the ideal world? 2. Can AI make the world, perfect? 3. How should we live? Justice and free will. 4. Who should be in charge? Democracy and its challenges. 5. What makes a great leader? Part two of this class (6-weeks, to be booked separately) will cover: 1. What is the perfect education? 2. What is art – and does it matter? 3. Citizenship and immigration – what is the right way to deal with these? 4. Is war ever justified? 5. Money – could we build a society without it?

Cancellation Policy

We will do our utmost to ensure every booked class takes place. However, we strongly believe in the value of conversation between thinkers. Thus, we will not run a class with less than the minimum number of students. If we do not have a full group 24 hours before the class is set to start we will, sadly, cancel the session, refund all participants, and seek to run the class at a different time. Our full booking and cancellation policy can be found in our Terms and Services.

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