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November 2016 - Truth: Philosophy and Science - a night with Aristotle

What is true? Can we achieve the truth through science or philosophy? Has science surpassed the need for philosophy or does it still play a role? These are some of the questions that will be tackled in Malta Cafe Scientifique’s upcoming event called Truth: Philosophy and Science—a night with Aristotle, on the 2 November at 7.30pm at Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier.

In this event Café Scientifique is going back to its roots. The first science cafe was first organised by Duncan Dallas in Leeds in 1998, who was inspired by the Café Philosophique movement that started in France in 1992 by the philosopher Marc Sautet. UNESCO declared 2016 as the anniversary year of Aristotle which marks the 2400th birth anniversary of this Greek thinker. Aristotle also published a substantial body of scientific work in biology, geology, chemistry and physics. He tried to understand the universe just by thinking instead of conducting experiments or taking measurements.

On the 2nd November, philosophers and scientists come together to discuss the concept of truth. Dr Jean-Paul De Lucca will start off the night with a short introduction about Aristotle and will be followed by some activities prepared by students who are studying philosophy.

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Malta Café Scientifique thanks the STEAM project funded by the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Strategic Partnership, Sammy's by Culinary Forward Malta, St. James Cavalier for hosting this event, the University of Malta, and Malta Chamber of Scientists (of which the café forms part).

Poster thanks to Rebecca Tong