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This is a group for those in the Sacramento area who like to discuss politics and philosophy. We have all had different experiences in life, but we always find that political issues are very relevant to our lives and we want to discuss these issues with others. These days, political discussions are sometimes constructive, but unfortunately they often become hostile when people with differing views are in the same room. It is important for us all to hear views other than our own from time to time, and there has to be a way to have honest, thoughtful discussions on issues important to our lives while keeping the discussion calm and polite. In this discussion group, we try to avoid being overly biased when presenting opinions and we will also work to avoid use of fallacies in making points. We expect that there will be differences of opinion, but as long as we keep a philosophical mindset these discussions should not descend into hostility. Many of us also like to discuss philosophical topics and we will have time for this as well and we will probably find that most philosophical concepts have real-world applications, including political. So this discussion group will hover between these two subjects, and we might even at times focus on other subjects as well.

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    12 Thinking Beings | 5.00

    Nihilism is the belief that there is no meaning to life.  This is kind of a cynical view, but is it more realistic than other ideas about the meaning of life?  What... Learn more
  • November 21 · 10:00 AM

    Analyzing Language & Information Theory

    10 Thinking Beings Examining how analytical philosophy topics such as type theory and theory of Descriptions have impacted the realm of information science.... Learn more
  • November 18 · 6:30 PM

    Tragedy of the Commons

    14 Thinking Beings | 5.00

    The tragedy of the commons is a term, probably coined originally by William Forster Lloyd and later used by Garrett Hardin, to denote a situation where individuals... Learn more
  • November 14 · 10:00 AM

    The Moral Zeitgeist

    20 Thinking Beings | 5.00

    Examining the history of movements regarding morality and ethics, how does our moral consciousness form? Reflecting on Dawkins work "The God Delusion" which  challenges... Learn more
  • November 14 · 10:00 AM

    The Moral Zeitgeist

    7 Thinking Beings

    Zeitgeist! The reigning moral sentiment at a particular place in time. Many people have very strong views of what's right or wrong, and yet we know that many of those... Learn more
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