Our December meetup will feature a well-made, engaging documentary film (which for copyright reasons we cannot publicly name). It is about a culture clash between analytic and existential ways of doing of philosophy. We know there are several members of the club (including myself) whose philosophical affinities extend beyond just the analytic variety. The occasion may give us a chance to air its pros and cons. And we are hoping to have an expert on Merleau-Ponty in attendance to help us out!
We will provide popcorn and refreshments, but you are welcome to bring drink or snacks to share, too. The film should spark plenty of discussion among us contentious, opinionated philosophers. (Please leave your guns at home though: philosophy and alcohol have been known to mix but philosophy and guns? See this.)
The date is now set: Thursday, December 12th. It will be at the Aspira, thanks to our gracious venue hosts.
The meetup location is at 1823 Terry Ave on the 11th floor of the Aspira building. There are paid parking lots as well as street metered parking (free after 8pm) nearby. Please be on time. Since the venue is an 11th floor conference room inside a private building, no one may be available to let you in if you are late. (But if you are late, try 009 at the call box and hope that someone is sober at the other end.) We will gather in the lobby of the Aspira building, a club member will be there to let you up until 7pm.
See you there!
NYT article on a related subject: "Bridging the Analytic-Continental Divide" By Gary Cutting.