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Philosophy for Real Life: Monday Discussion Group

This time we will discuss Guy's essay "The Best World Possible??," located here: http://guyjohnson.org/wiki/BestOfAllPossibleWorlds. There is an interesting discussion on the Message Board about it, so please read through that (and respond if you like) as well. The discussion is here: http://www.meetup.com/philosophy-31/messages/boards/thread/37074372. Or you can click on Message Board under Discussions, then Philosophy for Real Life Monday night group and finally The Best World Possible.

This group typically reads a short article 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 are posted in advance of each meeting.

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  • Warren C.

    Great discussion!

    August 26, 2013

  • Bill M.

    Great discussion tonight. Thanks!

    August 26, 2013

  • Gene R

    Sorry, I’m unable to attend. After re-reading the original essay and all the commentary I think that Leonard’s analysis was the best. Of course, my understating of it is contingent on how correctly I estimate the extend of Leonardinan irony. I’m fully with Leonard in regards to the Book #2. Regarding the Book #1: Leonard urges Guy to liberate it from “ the weight of false concepts like good and evil”. I’m ok with that as long as “good and evil” are replaced with “good and bad” – understood as being relative to ends and/or value systems. Enjoy your gapology to the fullest, folks, just don’t stare into the gap for too long!

    August 26, 2013

    • Bill M.

      We'll miss you, your wry humor and you snarky conceptual accuracy. Be well!

      August 26, 2013

    • Leonard H.

      I paid Gene 5 dollars to say that. And 5 more dollars to stay home.

      August 26, 2013

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