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New Meetup: Tao Te Ching Ontology

From: TERRY E.
Sent on: Monday, July 13, 2009 5:07 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Austin Philosophy Discussion Group (APDG)!

What: Tao Te Ching Ontology

When: July 30,[masked]:00 PM

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe
3418 North Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78705

Tao Te Ching Ontology

Two philosophical discussions led by Bill Meacham

* Thursday, July 30, and Thursday, August 6
* 7:00 - 9:00
* La Madeleine restaurant
* 3418 North Lamar, Austin Texas 78705

The world view expressed in one of mankind's most ancient texts, the Tao Te Ching, is remarkably similar to one of the most recent comprehensive metaphysical systems, the process metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead. At the core of each is the recognition that process, not substance, is the fundamental characteristic of the world. Ontology, the study of being (Greek: ontos), describes what is most real, what is most actual, of all the aspects of what we experience. According to the Tao Te Ching, what is most real is change and movement. In these discussions we will look at how this concept turns our usual notions of reality on their head, why it makes sense to think this way, and what implications this ancient way of thinking has for our conduct in daily life today.


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