POTLUCK

I was intending to post a topic involving a philosophical-psychological-sociological area referred to as Folk Psychology.  In the literature, folk psychology is wrapped up with mind theory which involves an esoteric philosophical jargon and pile of theories with a very high turnover rates, thanks to the growth of neuroscience.  I will wrap up the research this week and post it for next weekend.  Meanwhile, if you could help out and bring some topics to Sunday's meetup, we will democratically select one and see what societal mysteries we can solve.

Given the season, perhaps a discussion on rituals (Hanukkah/Chanuka, Advent, Winter Solstice, Christmas, et al)...Why we have them?  What do they mean to us?  May be we can deconstruct them into elements that treat different human needs?

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  • funaholic

    i am sorry, when i hear potluck my mind goes to food. . . sorry. but what will i do now with this huge pot of Hungarian Goulash?

    December 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Actually, someone else made the same connection. Clearly we will have to change the designation of the non-designated topic meeting. That's the Socratic method: keep questioning one's standards and labels.

      December 15, 2013

  • funaholic

    i would love to know if anyone has a dish they would like tomorrow? are there items people are allergic to, does any one have dietary or religious restrictions?

    December 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you're suggesting you plan on preparing something for tomorrow, I would say do so as you wish. There are always those who do not RSVP and it would be telepathic to determine if any restrictions are in play. And, if there are, it just means more for Gene and I.

      December 14, 2013

  • Gerald M.

    Sorry I'll miss this Socrates potluck; I am committed to attending another group's half-day meeting that only rarely meets, tomorrow, the Washington Evolutionary Systems Society at Georgetown University. Have fun!

    December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The history of philosophy meet-up group will be discussing sexuality and gender in January. Could there be a more contemporary topic?

    December 14, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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