Several groups affiliate themselves to the Society. Consisting of like minded individuals, groups meet together to debate, plot, boast, or simply to revel with others, (often with glass in hand). Philosophy is very often best done in a face to face setting where you can learn the skills of philosophical discussion, understand its history or even present your own ideas. Use the Regional Groups pages to find out about groups where you can meet others with similar interests.
Not all groups are represented here. How groups conduct themselves is very much a matter for what works best locally, e.g. if you’re in the frozen Northern wastes of England you’re probably interested in reading groups, but in the balmy South you’ll more likely find a philosopher in a pub, possibly partaking of food with his ideas. Astounding as it might seem Plato, taking but one example of a well known philosopher, never felt it necessary to maintain a web presence…I know! Web sites are great for promoting communication, but there’s nothing like speaking directly to others and the Society simply offers groups a free presence for those wishing to participate, should they wish to do so.
Do not hesitate then to contact us and we will point you in the direction of local groups affiliated to the society. If you want to start a group yourself, then we will help you get it started – all are welcome.