Philosophy Circle: Introduction to Philosophy at T2F

What is Philosophy? 
In ancient Greece, the study of life, existence and knowledge was called ‘Philosophy’, which means ‘Love for Wisdom’. But what exactly is philosophy and how do we do it? Why is it important that we do it at all? Does it really add value to our lives and how is it different from other disciplines? This session will explore all these questions and more, acquainting you with the basics of what philosophy is and how you can engage in it.
In a world where we are constantly told what to think and how to live by structures that dehumanize us, philosophy can be a remarkably effective tool in becoming a good, reasonable human being. It can also teach us to sharpen thinking skills in general, which can be employed in all areas of life. This program is an invitation to the philosophically uninitiated and the philosophically versed, to learn about the basics of this vast subject and engage in asking some of the most central questions that are relevant to human life.

About the speaker:
Umair Khan is a philosopher with an MA in philosophy from the University of Sheffield and currently preparing to start his PhD. His interest areas range from the nature of the self, perception, emotions, and consciousness as a whole. His research includes using scientific experimental data to evaluate philosophical claims about the mind and body, requiring him to be in constant dialogue with cognitive neuroscience and neurobiological research. He also takes a keen interest in philosophy of gender and language.

Event Name: Philosophy Circle: Introduction to Philosophy
Venue: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi.
Date: Monday 6th August 2018
Time: 06:30 PM – 08:30 PM
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