New Chance to Think about Thinking While You're Drinking; Paddy Shennan on a Spreading Philosophy

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New Chance to Think about Thinking While You're Drinking; Paddy Shennan on a Spreading Philosophy


Byline: Paddy Shennan

IT'S a sound philosophy - so sound, that it's now spreading to another part of Liverpool.

The Philosophy Club, believed to be the first of its kind in the NorthWest, was launched in The Brewery pub in city centre Berry Street, last autumn.

The Brewery, therefore, became the city's first philosophy pub.

But now, there's a second: the Bear And Staff, on Gateacre Brow, Gateacre, will, from next Wednesday, host its own informal and relaxed meetings.

Philosophy has been described as thinking about thinking - and now more people will be able to enjoy thinking about thinking while they're drinking.

And you don't need to be Plato, Socrates or Aristotle - any Tom, Dick or Harry will be welcome.

``There are no boundaries and it is open to everyone,'' says Paul Doran, 54, from Kirkdale.

Paul, a former bricklayer, helped set up the first club. It was suggested by Rob Lewis, from Gateacre, who had been a philosophy student of Paul's at Phoenix adult learning centre in Dingle. …

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