The Austin Philosophy Discussion Group (APDG) offers many opportunities for discussions of philosophy and philosophical issues. No advance preparation or knowledge is required, unless stated in the meeting description. All our meetings are free of charge, but we occasionally pass the hat to collect money for operating expenses.  Look at the Money tab on Group Tools for an accounting.

Click on Calendar in the Meetup tab to see details about upcoming meetups. The types of meetups that we have are:

- Weekly Lecture/Discussion groups, which offer free DVD lectures and discussions covering a wide range of philosophical topics.

- Special Events and Lectures covering topics of interest to our membership.

Also, our web site often features lively conversations, within a culture that values civil discourse.

"Civil discourse is engagement in discourse (conversation) intended to enhance understanding."

We are always open to new ideas, so come and share your thoughts at one of our meetings.


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Recent Meetups

  • 3 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Closer to Truth: Consciousness: Can Brain Explain Mind?

    20 Members | 5.00

    Current series: Closer to the Truth Consciousness Episode this week: Can Brain Explain Mind? We watch and... Learn more
  • 3 days ago · 6:45 PM


    7 Members | 5.00

    The "Filmosophy" series is a fun exploration of reactions to those profound parts of our favorite movies which make us go 'hmm.... that's some truth!' (It is NOT an... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 7:00 PM


    20 Members | 4.00

    We will watch a video from the Teaching Company presented by Professor John R. Searle, University of California at Berkeley.... Learn more
  • September 26 · 11:45 AM


    7 Members | 5.00

    For this meeting, we'll be talking about Disney's 2013 hit "Frozen"! The "Filmosophy" series is a fun exploration of reactions to those profound parts of our favorite... Learn more
  • September 26 · 11:00 AM

    Saturday lecture and forum

    7 Members

    Each week, we will watch a 30-minute lecture on historical and contemporary western political philosophy, then circle the chairs and discuss our reactions. The Modern... Learn more
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