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We take philosophy to be the art of pursuing wisdom through reading, discussion and thought without resorting to popular trends, blind faith, uninformed emotionalism, traditional authority, or rigid preconceived notions. We will discuss the great ideas of history, the contemporary issues that may concern us and the great minds who have contributed to our understanding of our humanity and our place in Nature. People of all belief systems are welcome but those who are religiously conservative or politically strident in their thinking should probably look elsewhere. We believe Humanism to be the great intellectual tradition of Western Civilization and broadly define it as open-mindedness, a spirit of inquiry that refuses to be restrained by church or state, an appreciation of the arts and sciences, a concern for human welfare, and a love of discussion, debate and knowledge. That said, we are not scholars, and we hope to enjoy ourselves in a relaxed setting in the company of bright people with similar interests.

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  • 5 days ago · 2:30 PM

    Cultural norms and taboos.

    8 Members | 5.00

    Let's talk about the norms and taboos of foreign cultures. In Japan it is rude if you don't burp after eating a satisfying feast prepared for you. In France it is... Learn more
  • July 20 · 2:30 PM

    Open Discussion

    5 Members | 5.00

    It's the summer! Let's see where the discussion takes us. :) Come with an open mind and some interesting thoughts!!
  • July 13 · 6:30 PM

    Open Discussion

    8 Members

    It's the summer! Let's see where the discussion takes us. :) Come with an open mind and some interesting thoughts!!
  • July 9 · 2:30 PM

    free will

    19 Members | 5.00

    Let's settler this once and for all. Do we have free will? What do we mean when we talk about the concept of free will? Are free will and determinism compatible? Are... Learn more
  • June 15 · 2:30 PM

    What is family?

    9 Members | 4.50

    Our social structure has changed significantly over the past century. How do we define family today? How do adoption, gay marriage, and living arrangements factor in? Is... Learn more
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