Friday Afternoon at the Academy
For the past 15 years or so, the professional philosophers in Victoria, B.C. have nurtured a tradition of gathering at Spinnakers Brewpub on Fridays after work. Attendance has slipped a bit in recent years, but there is still a core group of the clan that you can expect to find at Spinnakers every Friday night, sampling the excellent cask-conditioned ales, enjoying the view of the harbour and the mountains on the Olympic Peninsula, throwing some darts, and arguing about ethics, metaphysics, Wittgenstein, cultural appropriation, the ontology of music, and pretty much everything else under the sun. (From left to right: Karen Shirley and Sandy Bannikoff, both in the Philosophy Department at Camosun College; Jim Young, Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Victoria; and me, in the red fleece jacket, fondling my Zap-Shot.)
) is the oldest brew pub in Canada, and one of the finest. If you happen to find yourself in Victoria on a Friday evening and you're looking for some great beer and a stimulating argument or two, you'll know where to find us!