Any subject is open for discussion whether your interest is in aesthetics, ethics, ancient Greek philosophy, modern continental philosophy, political and social philosophy, philosophy of music, or even in asking "what is philosophy?" or indeed "what is the point of philosophy?"
Abstract : How
did Montaigne know what he did, who inspired him, and can we learn from
his methods of inquiry? Montaigne, like only a select few philosophers,
makes us not only think but seems to touch us extraordinarily; we feel
almost as if he is speaking to us personally. ‘Que sais-je? –What do I
know?- is a question we often ask ourselves in times of doubt. How
could a 16th-century
philosopher help us through these modern times? In this talk, I shall
be drawing on the essays of Montaigne so we may be able to seek solace
by allowing him into our lives. In troubling times could Montaigne help
calm our social, political and cultural trials and tribulations? Can an
SOS call to Michel De Montaigne help our plight?