Discuss the relationship between prescientific and scientific "views"
At our last meeting, one of the questions that arose that didn't get as much time as it deserved concerned the relationship between what are called, in a somewhat loose... Learn more
Discuss logical positivists, what they did and didn't accomplish
In the late 19th century, mathematicians and logicians made significant progress in formal logic and the foundations of math, and various philosophic schools grew up... Learn more
Discuss "What is rationality? What is wisdom?"
Let's discuss rationality and wisdom. Are they the same thing? Entirely different? Is one a method and means to the other? Different philosophic schools have had... Learn more
Discuss "What is liberty? What is freedom?"
Let's discuss liberty and freedom. As our main text I propose John Stuart Mill's "On Liberty", its first section in particular, but as much as members want to go over.... Learn more
Discuss "What is the soul?"
This time we will discuss the classic philosophic concept of the soul, and its distinction from or relation to surrounding concepts. This may include the soul mind... Learn more
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