June 28, 2014 · 10:30 AM
On June 28th, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. the Masonic Philosophical Society will be hosting a study group at the Odd Fellow's Lodge, in front of Beaman Memorial Library (we will not be able to meet at the Library until September). Each month a different topic, ranging from philosophy and science to religion and metaphysics, is discussed and debated.
"What are the different definitions and interpretations of the word duty?"
There are many ways to define duty; we are going to explore the definitions given from the philosophic and religious theories, based on those of Immanuel Kant, the Christian Religion, and the Bhagavad Gita. Kant’s theory of ethics argues that to act in the morally right way, people must act from duty (deon). He also argued that it was not the consequences of actions that make them right or wrong, but the motives of the person who carries out the action. Christian theory of duty joins words like discipline temperance or abstinence in the responsibility the faithful have. For the Catholic, in particular, duty implies the Divine origin of duty and that its fulfillment constituted the very essence of religion. From the Bhagavad Gita, which, is a narrative framework of a dialogue between Prince Arjuna and his Charioteer, Lord Krishna, on the subject of war and the duty of the warrior to kill.
Join us for this month's study group. This group for men and women, which is open to the public, is where nonmember can learn more about Freemasonry, as well as meet local Freemasons. Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can save you a seat.