Who's Afraid of Inequality?
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Date: Wednesday 22 May 2013, 6:45pm to 8:30pm.
Venue: Millennium Room Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds
Daniel Ben-Ami, Danny Dorling and Martin O'Neill introduce a discussion on the impact of inequality.
There is a broad consensus that growing inequalities within Western societies underlie most of today’s social and economic problems. But is inequality the symptom or the cause of these problems? And is restraining the rich necessary in the pursuit of a less unequal society? Or does this risk undermining economic growth and opening up all our lives to greater state regulation and interference?
The Leeds 'Summer' Salon on Nietzsche
Date: Wednesday 10 July 2013, 6:45pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Room 2, Carriageworks Thearte
Speaker: Nick Jones
For this year's 'Summer Salon' we've invited Dr Nick Jones from the University of Leeds to lead a discussion on the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche is one of those philosophers we’ve all heard of but maybe know little, or nothing, about. Yet his writings, almost wholly neglected during his lifetime, have had a lasting and controversial legacy. But what were Nietzsche’s ideas and what has been their influence? And is he still relevant today? Whether you want to contribute your own ideas about Nietzsche, or simply want to know more - or something - about his philosophy, come and join the audience at the Leeds Salon.
Should We Legalise Assisted Dying?
Date: Tuesday 1 October 2013, 6:45pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Millennium Room, Carriageworks Theatre
As part of the Battle of Ideas 2013 festival of debate, Leeds Salon is hosting a satellite event on the themes of assisted-dying.
Proponents of assisted dying aim to give people the ability to control their destiny. But many are also concerned that loosening the law would be a slippery slope leading to an increasing prevalence of assisted suicide, and would open the door to euthanasia. Others worry a change to the law would signal a cultural acceptance of suicide more generally.
FIPA: the Leeds Salon sister journal