We enjoy questioning the questionable and realizing the impossible as well as the plausible. Whether you believe in objectivity or subjectivity, this group is not focused on proving each other wrong but more about the brainstorming of ideas and questions. We welcome the logical and the intuitive because if it wasn't for Descartes logic or St. Augustine intuitive sense and proof of God, we wouldn't have the influx of ideas. This is a philosophy group not a political group, not an activist group, not a religious group.
The history of this group is of growth and community being built within the group. We are going through the history of (mostly)western philosophy, from time period to time period discussing key figures, ideas, and theories that were developed. These topics will be visited due to their invaluable questions, thoughts, or rationales. This is more of a process to get everyone on the same page of discussion but not to the same perspective. In 2012 after some 7 years and 180 meetings (covering texts from the Pre-Socratics to western philosophy of the late 19th century) we felt that in some sense we reached "half time". We drew up a reading list for the next 7-8 years (some 180 meetings) trying to cover western philosophy from the late 19th century to our days. Please check out our "BPMU_ReadingList" and "NearFuturePlan" files on our "Files" page.
This group meets every week. The primary meeting is a Skype chat every other Thursday and the follow up, physical meeting (in one of the Harvard Square restaurants) continuing the same discussion on the Thursday of the following week. Attending both or either of the two types of meetings is encouraged. To join the e-mail list of the participants of the skype chats please send an e-mail with your skype id and e-mail address to one of the organizers. You will receive the e-mails circulated amongst skype chat participants and after that all you have to do is to be on skype at the time of the meetings and the organizer will include you in the skype conference call.
Thank you and enjoy!
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