New York, NYUSA
April 22, 2011
genealogy, social theory (Nietzsche, Foucault)
Always had been interested in philosophical topics, but started reading somewhat more closely when studied social theory in the graduate school (sociology, UCSD). Studies in social theory.
I'd lived for almost 20 years in California (where I went to grad school in sociology at UCSD); moved to NYC a year ago and has been looking for intellectual activities and stimulation since then. Meet-up groups in philosophy are exciting!
Overall, pretty good. Prof. Pigliucci rocked (something you expect from him), Prof. Canuto did a fairly good job. I was somewhat surprised that Prof. Canuto's presentation was, first of all on global warming and only after that on the search for ET intelligence. Don't get me wrong: the global warming part was very good (and I learned a thing or two that I didn't know before; nonetheless, I came expecting to hear more on the search for ET intelligence and now I can't help but think that I could've learned more of it if the presentation had been wholly devoted to ET intelligence. In particular, I would've loved to hear more than just a remark on the hypothesis of uniformity of laws of physics through the Universe. But then again, I did enjoy the evening. Thank you!