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Socrates Cafe Meetup

  • Jul 6, 2013 · 11:00 AM
  • UWM student Union

Discussion of philosophical topics. Topics are determined by those in attendance. If you have questions, if you have ideas, or if you have the whole ball of wax figured out (and can provide solid, commonly accessible evidence) then this is the place for you. You don't need to be able to argue the applicability of Plato's allegory of the cave to in person vs internet mediated interactions. If you have ideas you would like to discuss then drop in sometime.

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  • jim g.

    friendly and top-notch for interest

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not here;
    snippet for my Bio:
    It is wearying to observe that the extremists of a "faith" are happy to suffocate our world with their second-hand smoke.

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i would like to find out more about these principles and their thinkers :)

    June 30, 2013

  • Mike C.

    It seems to me that, quite often, our beliefs should be said to be reasonable when they help us meet our needs, achieve our goals, adapt to our environments -- even when scientific rigor or the strict canons of reasons have not been applied. But what limits should there be on beliefs being said to be reasonable because they help us accomplish our goals? For example, what about religious beliefs, like belief in an afterlife, that might achieve a goal like reducing the fear of death? Such a belief could be psychologically effective but that by itself doesn't seem sufficient to make the belief reasonable. I don't want to eliminate the role that satisfaction of our needs and desires seems to play in justifying some beliefs, including the possibility of some religious beliefs being justified in this way, but neither can mere wishful thinking be said to be reasonable.

    June 29, 2013

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