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Re: [philosophy-211] Philosophy MeetUp Topic for Monday, July 26, 7pm-8:20pm

From: John S.
Sent on: Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:08 PM

Hi Gene,

Like Damepourvous I will be unable to attend (again!), though the topic is very interesting.
The hint of an answer (on "Why be a liberal or conservative") is provided in Mill's On Liberty, where he states his judgment that a good society should especially strive to cultivate intellectual (and, by implication, political & aesthetic)"many-sidedness". I'm doubtful that many conservatives -- sensitive as they are to human proneness to folly--would agree that this quality is worthy of widespread promotion.
Have a good discussion.

John S.

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