Sometimes a theme is suggested and I wonder how to "fit it in."  Then, at some later time, it just becomes necessary. 

I hope you made good use of the week off.  I am still fairly occupied with the course I'm taking, so Wisdom is appealing because little coaxing should be needed.  Also, it seems like a good time to take stock of our project, if I can call Philosophy Cafe such a thing.  While change is constant, there do seem to be inflection points.  In our case, they seem to be spaced eight months apart, so we're due:-)  Let's use this discussion to explore how Wisdom might be accessible or achievable through group interaction.

After all, philosophy is Greek for "love of wisdom."  Do note that wisdom is different from knowledge, though exactly how is something we might discuss.  If someone would like to bring some knowledge of sophism to share, that might be helpful.  Perhaps we can chart various ways of knowing, whether recognized or idiosyncratic.

As always, please bring a "focal point" for the group to synchronize on for a short stretch; I promise to ask for these at the top of the meeting.  I think people are catching on to how a little thinking ahead can really make for a valuable session.  Questions, stories, and quotes are quite appropriate; or, how about bringing a nugget of wisdom?  That is, if you don't mind our getting a little "wise" about it....


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  • Jay C.

    Wisdom, Boredom and Freedom walk into a bar...

    December 7, 2013

  • Jeff G

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez: "wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good". In other words, only knowledge that won't be tested can achieve the high status we accord to wisdom!

    December 7, 2013

  • Deborah B.

    Was really looking forward to this but unfortunately won't be able to make it.

    May 7, 2013

  • Shine

    Didn't sleep well last night and it's been a long day at work. Apologies for changing the RSVP.

    May 7, 2013

  • Marla

    I hope to get back to town in time for this one!

    May 6, 2013

  • Forrest

    More of a maybe. My schedule is still hectic.

    May 3, 2013

  • Charris B. Memory C.

    When school is out i can't wait to attend some of these

    May 2, 2013

  • Shine

    This will be my first meting with you all. Looking forward.

    April 30, 2013

  • Jay C.

    "For things are frequently what they seem, and this is wisdom's crown
    Only the game fish swims upstream, the sensible fish swims
    Ogden Nash

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I look forward to meeting all of you!

    April 29, 2013

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