Who Are We?
As a university student organisation, we seek to promote philosophy and critical thinking through the exploration of knowledge and ideas. We encourage the active participation of philosophy students and university students in general through the organisation of frequent meetings which give ample room for discussion, film nights and social events.
The society also publishes a philosophical online journal called 'Threads'.
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When I was 16 I read Thus spoke Zarathustra. I was impressed a lot by the work but did not give it much thought. At 18 I entered the seminary. Having plenty of time to contemplate, I decided to read once more Nietzsche’ s magnum opus. At that point I was so moved that doing philosophy became a must.
My favourite philosophers are Nietzsche, Zizek, Sartre, Guénon and Thomas Aquinas.
Socrates affirms, in the Platonic Dialogue 'The Phaedrus, that one ought to know himself first before he seeks to know anything else. It is for this reason, above all, that I chose to pursue philosophy. Of course, one does not only obtain self-knowledge through philosophy: Literature, Science and, most eminently, Life too have much to offer. And yet, Philosophy manages to capture all of these, portraying them in a manner that is complementary. Reminding us that there is no such thing as an isolated 'truth'.
I chose to read for Philosophy to be elevated from lowlier perceptions of ethical conduct and to understand the human on a level that anthropology or sociology in their lonesomeness do not grant - at the least not to the poetry and dialecticism I would like. It is philosophy that is the bed-rock of all proper thought, the means to discover the ideal in discussion and give it purpose and practicality to aid the common citizen.
I fell in love with philosophy at Junior College and could not see myself studying at university without it. Philosophy really makes me think outside the box and encourages me to listen and understand before making my own judgments, to see the bigger picture. Those, to me, are values I could not imagine myself without, so not knowing exactly what I wanted to do with my life I decided to do what I know I love, I decided on philosophy.
Personally, I love listening to various opinions on the same topic and philosophy provides these different points of view which I am so interested in. The beauty of philosophy is that it is a safe-space where the point is not to be right or wrong but rather to engage in a discussion and share your views. It is only through hearing different ideas that one can form a concrete opinion, I think. My love for philosophy began mostly because for me, it provides a platform for discussion and dialogue - something which I deem to be very important.
Andrew Debono Cauchi
I never seem to be able to stay put. Focusing exclusively on one branch of knowledge seems to me a dull prospect as it automatically eliminates the wider sphere of what one may call ‘general’ knowledge. However, in Philosophy, with the very broad spectrum of ideas it encompasses, I found the discipline which satisfies all my intellectual curiosities and extinguishes forever the possibility of academic boredom. From abstract theories to practical everyday life, from existence to ethics and to mathematics, these pertinent aspects of human life are free for exploration in Philosophy.
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Philosophy allows for a certain flexibility in one's thought that no other discipline can offer. This flexibility can be both found in the wide range of questions the subject asks, as well as, in the wider range of approaches in attempting to answer these questions. Philosophy for me has not only helped me understand the world on a deeper level, but even myself, for it seeks to ask the fundamental questions concerning the human condition. It is for these reasons that philosophy has, since I've been introduced to it, become a must to engage with.