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
"Philosophy is not a theory but an activity."
-- from "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus," Wittgenstein
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!
Wed: Reading group - book club style
Sat: Discussion/short reading
Mon: Live Reading/discussion
To help set expectations for attendees, we, the organizers, are trying out ways of rating meetup events for technical level and contentiousness. The more stars in the rating, the more important it is to be familiar with the concepts discussed or to have read work on the topic in question before going into the meeting. The more chili peppers in the rating, the more likely it is that members will be staking out positions, stating their own arguments for conclusions, and the more comfortable we all are with criticism of those ideas. The meetup organizer will ultimately be responsible for setting the tone and keeping the the meeting on track.