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Socrates Cafe Meetup

  • Sep 7, 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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  • Kathy

    I propose we discuss progress at an upcoming meeting. There are different theories on whether or not history repeats itself or if things get better over time. I believe in progress. I found the Vsauce YouTube video "why do we clap?" particularly reinforcing :-)

    August 27, 2013

    • curt

      Kathy, at some point I'd like to get your opinion on a project I've worked on. It's not perfect by any means but it does have a positive and progressive philosophy which is something that we both seem to agree on.

      1 · September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have wandered the Union for 20 minutes and cannot find this meeting. Will be leaving now...disappointed.

    September 7, 2013

  • Evan

    I've got a meeting tomorrow at 9, so I won't be able to make it. See y'all next week.

    September 6, 2013

  • Mike C.

    I have other commitments the next 3 weeks (including tomorrow) so I won't be there. But 'll definitely be back after that. I like Kathy's suggested topic about progress. For a long time belief in progress - over the long run - was, for me, an implicit but unexamined assumption. But in recent years the continuation of environmental damage, population growth, the seeming inevitability of future wars and the seeming lack of public support for govt doing much of anything about these problems have made me very pessimistic - though not hopeless.

    September 6, 2013

  • Patrick O.

    Looking forward to it.

    August 21, 2013

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