A Philosophy Salon: Self & Society
Should society provide for its members, or is it up to us to stand on our own two feet? Does our community owe us care and support, or is it every person for themselves? It’s a debate that’s increasingly at the heart of our politics, and it has significant implications for us all.
Now those experts in the big questions at the School of Life have teamed up with Mercedes me Melbourne to present a series of talks aimed at tackling the tricky concepts behind the political issues of the day.
On May 1 Luke Herring hosts A Philosophy Salon: Self & Society, exploring the questions of social support versus rugged individualism through the works of Plato, Schopenhauer and Ayn Rand. It’s a chance to discuss and absorb the ideas that dominate collective debates – and perhaps use them to make our own lives better.
It’ll be a night of cheese, wine and philosophy, with a complimentary drink on arrival and grazing platters to pick from. This event is hosted at Mercedes me’s elegant multipurpose café, function space and meeting place, located at the base of the Rialto complex on the corner of Collins and King streets.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Mercedes me.