What can we do
I am thinking what a political theory group could contribute. several ideas come immediately to me. Firstly there is always a need to understand what politics can be and how it can serve the population. I suppose this means having a growing understanding about what people are and how best we are served as individuals and part of society. Another important aspect could be how to educate the population into understanding liberal philosophy while at the same time being able to teach self protection from political manipulation. We could also talk about topics which are just personally interesting to ourselves. For example ,I am very interested in social construction and the different ways people come to make sense of reality. Another personal interest is to try and understand why educated people understand the political world in such different ways. Is everything really relative where anything goes or have some people got it wrong while others have got it right - And if everything is relative is there any underlying absolutes at all which should drive policy.
I think the overall direction of the group should driven by its active members and I'm anticipating if the group gets going it may travel in different directions at different times. I also believe that the group should be open to all and so there are no preconditions at all on membership (accept being a Lib Dem member of course).