Saturday 19.5 at 1pm at Arkadia: Biosophical Society talk on ‘The Philosophy of ‘Natural’ and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)’

Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited by the Biosophical Society to a talk on ‘The Philosophy of ‘Natural’ and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)’ on Saturday 19.5 at 1pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

In this session we’ll be discussing the philosophy behind the concept of what is and is not ‘natural’, in the context of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) grown for food. We will discuss real concerns about GMOs, their use, and their legislation, as well as examining the ideas behind resistance to GMOs (the Frankenstein syndrome).

For suggested readings for the discussion, visit the event page at


Warm regards,

A donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the bookshop is suggested and would be most welcome. Arkadia wouldn’t exist without this act of generosity. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

The Biosophical Society is an informal discussion group centered around philosophical questions relating to organic systems. We are interested in understanding, developing, and exchanging ideas about life sciences and other systems of inquiry (including artistic and creative systems of inquiry) through the lens of philosophy. Our discussion group is open to all, and we encourage those with differing backgrounds and from all walks of life to join in and broaden the scope of our conversation.

We usually meet approximately every third Saturday of the month from 13.00-15.00. Our dates for the spring are March April 21st (from 16.00 -18:00), and May 19th. For more information on our discussion topics, contact to subscribe to email updates or find us on Facebook. We hope you can join us!