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Philosophy Roulette, at Telephone Bar (limit 25)

  • Nov 27, 2006 · 7:00 PM
  • Telephone Bar and Grill

Our next event, Philosophy Roulette, is now open. Please review the updated RSVP policy at the bottom of this announcement before responding. Philosophy Roulette is one of our more popular meeting formats. Come to the event with *any* philosophical topic or question. Within the discussion groups, members are randomly selected and topics are actively debated for 20-30 minutes. A Roulette event is quite energetic and over the course of the evening many interesting topics usually come up. And if a topic happens to be uninteresting to you, no big deal, since very soon another topic will be selected. Sometimes the topics are quite creative! This event is at Telephone Bar (in East Village). This venue has a special nostalgia - it was the location this summer of our very first meeting. This will be our third time at Telephone Bar. This event was originally planned for DT/UT, but the noise level was judged to be unmanageable and the terms for reserving the back area were not suitable. Telephone Bar remains one of my favorite venues. The event begins at 7PM with a meet-and-greet where you will be introduced to other members. Discussions begin at 7:30 and will run until around 9:30. After the discussions, members are encouraged to stay and socialize. New RSVP Policy: We are adjusting our RSVP policy since we are experiencing a 20% no-show rate for our full events, which deprives others of a chance to attend. We now simply require that you update your RSVP by noon on the day of the event if you determine that you cannot attend. If someone is a no-show twice, then that is grounds for automatic removal 3 days after the second occurrence unless arrangements are worked out with the organizer. To give everyone who wants to come to a full event the best opportunity to attend, this adjusted policy is needed. In general, if an event is full, then spots open up on the day of the event. But please update an RSVP to 'no' as soon as you know for sure you cannot attend. Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The only difficulty I have is that it takes me a very long time to get home from the meeting. Ii
    If it can possibly start --and end--earlier, I would greatly appreciate it.

    November 28, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    i like that the group as a whole is highly intelligent and knowledgeable. most importantly, i like the fact that most seem to take ideas seriously! i also like that most seem to want to listen to different views held by others.

    November 28, 2006

  • Steven B.

    It was my first event. It was good to meet others and discuss a wide variety of subjects. The main drawback to the roulette setup is that people tend to be more focused on making their own points rather than truly listening to others. I'm sure I am guilty of this as well. This is natural as we are meeting a group of strangers and want to make our individual presence felt. Perhaps letting a person present their own topic/question and a discussion to follow might help focus the discussion a bit better. Overall, it was a positive experience. I look forward to other NY Philosophy events.

    November 28, 2006

  • Shilpa

    Lively discussions and great participants. All in all, a good evening.

    November 27, 2006

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