Report on ‘philosophy clubs’

Here can be found an AHRC report by Jules Evans (author of Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations [London: Rider, 2012]) on the contemporary rise of  ‘philosophy clubs’: informal groups of non-specialists meeting to discuss and engage with philosophy, whether through presentations, debates, film screenings or whatever.  I haven’t made it all the way through the report as yet, but it would seem to be an interesting resource for any of us interested either in the notion of ‘philosophy as a way of life’, or in questions of popularisation, public dissemination or ‘de-academicisation’ (for want of a better word…).

(This is also of course eminently related to my previous post regarding the research group at Exeter seeking to explore the connections between Stoicism and psychotherapy.)

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