"Philosophy is not a theory but an activity."
-- from "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus," Wittgenstein

Discourse cheers us to companionable   
reflection. Such reflection neither   
parades polemical opinions nor does it  
tolerate complaisant agreement. The sail   
of thinking keeps trimmed hard to the   
wind of the matter.
-- from "On the Experience of Thinking," Heidegger

Join us soon for friendship, cooperative discourse and mental exercise, all organized around an interest in our own engagements with philosophy and the history of such engagements.  Our members contribute from a wide variety of backgrounds, including literature, law, physics, theology, music and more; this allows for a wide range of orientations to philosophy.

If you're new to philosophy and are looking for a place to get started, this is a good place for you!  If you've been doing philosophy for some time and want a place to practice, this is a good place for you, too!

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  • 3 days ago · 5:00 PM

    Process Philosophy, Part Deux: Ethics

    14 Philosophers | 5.00

    Process philosophy is primarily a metaphysics/theology and epistemology (see original announcement below), but one gateway to any new school of thought is an examination... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 6:00 PM

    Kant and Ethics - The Groundworkshop

    15 Philosophers

    The "Groundworkshop" is an ongoing series of meetups, convened once per month, during which we read Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals live, line-by-line, at... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 6:00 PM

    Being and Time - Week 2

    15 Philosophers

    Join us as we read through Heidegger's major work "Being and Time". If you do not own a copy of the book, here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/Being-Time-Martin-Hei...... Learn more
  • January 19 · 6:00 PM

    Milton - "Paradise Lost"

    10 Philosophers | 5.00

    By popular request we will explore Milton's epic work "Paradise Lost."  We will do this 'Monday Style' - reading through the text together and discussing at a pace that... Learn more
  • January 17 · 5:00 PM

    Is Life Absurd?

    21 Philosophers | 5.00

    Is life absurd? Why might we think or feel that it is? What does it even mean to say that life is absurd? Is life absurd because we are just tiny specks in an enormous... Learn more
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