Philosophy for Real Life: Monday Discussion Group

CANCELED - No meeting this time as the moderator will be traveling out of town.

 

This group typically reads a short article, often a blog post by Bill Meacham, ahead of time and discusses it at the meeting. We approach philosophy as free human beings engaged in the world. The discussion format is free-form, and it is always quite lively. Links to the articles will be posted in advance of each meeting.

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  • gary

    On Monday, we discussed Joe Cruz' paper on epistemology. Leonard, who officiated, asked at the end of the meeting for suggestions about a topic for next time. I suggested explanation as a topic.

    I'm more interested in knowledge as it relates to explanation than I am in "pure" knowledge, whatever that might be. In any case, I think some of the most important knowledge we claim to have comes to us by a process of explanation (theory), whether it's formal or informal. So, the question of what makes for a good explanation is closely tied to the question of knowledge.

    I offer the following Ted Talk by the physicist David Deutsch as a possible starting point for a discussion of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=folTvNDL08A

    July 17, 2013

    • Phillip W.

      Anyone interested in meeting Monday evening(July 28)? Maybe taking Gary's suggestion of David Deutsch on explanation?

      July 28, 2013

    • Phillip W.

      If 7 or 8 respond yes, I will call La Madeliene

      July 28, 2013

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