This month’s featured website is Philosophy for All. The name says it all. Their interest is getting everyone interested in philosophy (an aim I share!). They do not care how old you are, what your background is or whether you’ve had any philosophical education; if you are interested in philosophy (and have £15 to spare for the annual membership charge) they are interested in you!
PFA’s President and ‘founding mother’ is Anja Steinbauer. Anja is a co-editor of Philosophy Now (last month’s featured website), and co-initiated the UK’s only ‘Access to Philosophy’ programme. You can see her website here.
PFA have lots of philosophical activities. The one I’d love to try is a philosophical walk. No lectures or structured discussion, just a gentle walk through lovely scenery, with other people who are interested in philosophy. Just my sort of thing.
They also do monthly lectures (in the delightfully named ‘Kant’s Cave’), Saturday afternoon lectures (jointly with the Bishopsgate Institute) and a monthly film club held in a pub (where they show films likely to stimulate philosophical debate, no doubt helped along by a beer or two). There is also a monthly ‘salon’ to bring philosophers together with thinkers of other disciplines.
I think anything that brings philosophy to the multitude is a Very Good Thing, and urge you to have a look at PFA’s website and consider joining them.