The Dallas Examined Life Philosophy Group February Meetup

  • February 18, 2010 · 7:00 PM
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We'll be meeting within the store, just outside of the bakery.
Topic:

[1] Do we actually need a government?
[2] If so, what should be the function/purpose of government?
[3] What is the role of "civil dissobedience" within government?"

Some potential source material:
http://plato.stanford...
http://www.fluxneo.co...
http://arkanabar.trip...
http://www.transcende...

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was hectic and got out of control often but the discussion overall was interesting.

    February 19, 2010

  • Rinda Gulley

    Another fascinating experience for me. Thanks to everyone for being gracious enough to allow me my temporary melt-down & giving me another opportunity to grow.
    After the meet-up we discussed various possibilities & agreed the topic for the March 18 meet-up would be from "aesthetics" (branch of philosophy dealing with such notions as the beautiful, the ugly, the sublime, the comic, etc., as applicable to the fine arts, with a view to establishing the meaning and validity of critical judgments concerning works of art, & the principles underlying or justifying such judgments) with these two primary questions: 1. What is art? 2. How can we judge art? Actually, this isn't a burning topic for me, but I thought it might be fun to visit The Dallas Art Museum on Sunday (2/28) for lunch & to get a better "feel" for the topic. Anyone interested in joining me? Contact me @ [masked] or [masked].

    February 19, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was good, of course David was the antagonist giving us many venues to explore and discuss. It turned out to be a great topic that could be continued at another meeting - thanks to those who arranged and thanks to everyone for contributing to the conversation!

    February 19, 2010

  • Nathaniel

    It got a little heated in this meetup, but it was mostly passion not hostility. Despite the passionate stances held by many people, nothing ever digressed to incivility.

    February 18, 2010

  • The Brettster

    I would really love to attend and discuss the topic. Thursday is never possible for me, so I hope a future event is on another day. Best wishes.

    February 4, 2010

  • Rinda Gulley

    At the last meeting, the attendees consensus was for the Feb 18 meet-up to be on a sub-topic of politics. Specifically, three questions: [1] Do we actually need a government? [2] If so, what should be the function/purpose of government? [3] What is the role of "civil dissobedience" within government?

    February 3, 2010

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