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Meet other local Philosophers, thinkers, dreamers, curious people to discuss the world and what we know about it.

Why study philosophy?

"Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions, since no definite answers can, as a rule, be known to be true, but rather for the sake of the questions themselves; because these questions enlarge our conception of what is possible, enrich our intellectual imagination and diminish the dogmatic assurance which closes the mind against speculation; but above all because, through the greatness of the universe which philosophy contemplates, the mind is also rendered great, and becomes capable of that union with the universe which constitutes its highest good."

—Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy, ch. XV, The Value of Philosophy

How do we discuss and tackle philosophy?

"Recall the quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: “The test of a first ­rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” Do not be in a rush to say why a thinker is right or wrong; rather, be—if anything—in a rush to understand." Our goal is first and foremost to understand the great philosophers, and instead of immediately opposing the axioms they propose ("no, everything is NOT made of water"), the goal is to see where their premises may take us to.


Here are some links to topics we discuss of refer to:

www.historyofphilosophy.net/all-episodes

http://www.justiceharvard.org/

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  • Sunday, September 4, 2016 2:00 PM

    Philosophy & film MOOC, Getting started

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  • Sunday, September 11, 2016 2:00 PM

    "PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATURE", wk1

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  • Sunday, September 18, 2016 2:00 PM

    Philosophy & film MOOC, Getting started

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  • Sunday, September 25, 2016 2:00 PM

    "PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATURE", wk1

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  • Sunday, October 2, 2016 2:00 PM

    Philosophy & film MOOC, Getting started

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  • Sunday, October 9, 2016 2:00 PM

    "PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATURE", wk1

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  • Sunday, October 16, 2016 2:00 PM

    Philosophy & film MOOC, Getting started

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  • Sunday, October 23, 2016 2:00 PM

    "PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATURE", wk1

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  • Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:00 PM

    Philosophy & film MOOC, Getting started

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  • Sunday, November 6, 2016 2:00 PM

    "PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATURE", wk1

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  • Sunday, November 13, 2016 2:00 PM

    Philosophy & film MOOC, Getting started

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  • Sunday, November 20, 2016 2:00 PM

    "PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATURE", wk1

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  • Sunday, November 27, 2016 2:00 PM

    Philosophy & film MOOC, Getting started

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  • Sunday, December 4, 2016 2:00 PM

    "PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATURE", wk1

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  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 2:00 PM

    Philosophy & film MOOC, Getting started

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  • Sunday, December 18, 2016 2:00 PM

    "PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATURE", wk1

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  • Sunday, December 25, 2016 2:00 PM

    Philosophy & film MOOC, Getting started

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  • Sunday, January 1, 2017 2:00 PM

    "PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATURE", wk1

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  • Sunday, January 8, 2017 2:00 PM

    Philosophy & film MOOC, Getting started

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  • Sunday, January 15, 2017 2:00 PM

    "PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATURE", wk1

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António Sousa, Giorgos, Milos K
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