Knowing One Another Through Philosophy (2021/22)

A new project by Brick Lane Circle, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund

Utilising philosophy to scrutinise prejudice
Project Launch PowerPoint slides
Koa Philosophy Launch 8 April 2021

Project Launch Video – 8 April 2021

Do you want to join as a volunteer community participant? To apply, please click

KOA Project Application Pack

Project launch on Thursday 8 April 2021

This project aims to utilise philosophy and its various sub-divisions – such as logic, metaphysics, ethics, political thought and epistemology – to critically explore community cohesion issues in East London, including Covid-19 related prejudices that have been directed, by some, against the Chinese community, for example. The focus is on race, ethnicity, faith and culture.

The project will engage eight-ten community participants and provide them with training on the basics of philosophy, which will enable them to apply critical thinking in a systematic and rationally valid step by step manner, to dissect and analyse local community cohesion issues.

Each participant will focus on a factor perceived to be responsible for causing community cohesion issues – such as xenophobia, multi-culturalism, religious extremism, white nationalism, parallel lives, racism, stereotyping, othering and fake news – apply a branch of philosophy to examine the matter critically and systematically and produce and present a short paper setting out the outcomes of the enquiry.

For further details of the project or if you are interested in getting involved, please email bricklanecircle@yahoo.co.uk.

National Lottery Logo
Projects