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New philosophy blog essay - Cuttlefish Dream - Fellow lovers of wisdom, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "Cuttlefish Dream." What does a strange sea creature have to do with ultimate reality? Bill M. May 11, 2017 5:39 PM
Happy Beltane! - May 5, 2017, is a cross-quarter day, the exact midpoint between a solstice and an equinox. In the northern hemisphere, it is Beltane, half-way between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. In the southern hemisphere, it is Samhain (pronounced "sowan"), h Bill M. May 4, 2017 3:03 PM
New philosophy blog post - Soul Function - Dear lovers of wisdom, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog, titled "Soul Function." Aristotle said that human good depends on the human function. But what is that? Best regards, Bill Meach Bill M. Mar 6, 2017 6:26 PM
An Invitation to Join - Calling all philosophers..... You are invited…… Having completed An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding , by David Hume, and Leonard H. Dec 23, 2016 11:24 AM
Published: Don't Say "Consciousness" - I am happy to announce that my paper, 'Don't Say "Consciousness": Toward a Uniform Vocabulary of Subjectivity,' has been published in Sociology and Anthropology , an online open-access journal. Earlier this year I gave a presentation on the sam Bill M. Dec 10, 2016 8:40 PM
New philosophy essay: Learning From Masters - I recently presented a paper titled "Learning from Masters: Ethics and Cosmology in Zarathustra and Hazrat Inayat Khan" to a conference on Zoroastrianism and Sufism. Zarathustra, known to the Greeks as Zoroaster, founded the religion that bears his nam Bill M. Nov 17, 2016 12:57 PM
World Philosophy Day - APDG, Tomorrow is World Philosophy Day. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/­World_Philosophy_Day     Leonard H. Nov 16, 2016 6:37 PM
New philosophy blog post - Dharma - Dear lovers of wisdom, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog, titled "Dharma." It is a different take on duty. Best wishes, Bill Meacham Bill M. Oct 22, 2016 1:19 PM
For those attending Saturday 11 AM series - Greetings! This message is for Saturday morning group regulars and for the aspiring regulars (Def.: aspiring regulars = those who have attended at least twice and plan to continue). All others can stop reading now. We have reacted with insuf Gene R Sep 13, 2016 12:42 PM
New philosophy blog post - Idealism, Process and Mind-At-Large - I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "Idealism, Process and Mind-At-Large." A couple of weeks ago I led a Monday night discussion on the Idealism of Bernardo Ka Bill M. Jul 15, 2016 5:42 PM
[Ancient Greek and Modern Fiction Reading Group] Discussion on the First Half of Plato's Meno - For those interested, another meetup group is reading Plato's Meno: http://www.meetup.com/Ancient-­Greek-and-Modern-Fiction-Readi­ng-Group/events/232117387/ For info, contact Tommy Bonn Brian B Jun 27, 2016 3:57 PM
New philosophy blog post - What's In A Name - I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog, titled "What's In A Name." It treats logic, consciousness, ultimate reality, Deepak Chopra, Gottlob Frege and more. Philosophically yours, Bill Bill M. May 10, 2016 12:52 PM
New philosophy blog post - An Unhelpful Idiom - Dear lovers of wisdom, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog, titled "An Unhelpful Idiom." What's it like being you? Regards, Bill Bill M. Feb 26, 2016 9:47 AM
New philosophy blog post - Making Sense of Private Experience - Dear philosophers, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "Making Sense of Private Experience." What's the difference between the rings of Saturn and t Bill M. Jan 21, 2016 3:18 PM
Filmosophy canceled for December - Dear Filmosophy fans, I need to cancel Filmosophy just for December due to some new scheduling conflicts and a lack of time to prepare and present due to the holidays and other goings on. We'll be back in January, so stay tuned! Guy J Dec 8, 2015 5:53 PM
Filmosophy! - Some of you in the APDG may not yet be aware of the new meeting series Filmosophy! It's a fun exploration of the philosophically pithy parts of popular movies. Each meeting consists of a selection of clips from the movie of the day, interspersed and fo Guy J Oct 8, 2015 11:19 AM
Husserl - Does anyone out there have Husserl's Logical Investigations (2 volumes) that they'd like to part with for twenty bucks? Leonard H. Sep 28, 2015 9:48 AM
Freud and C.S. Lewis - APDG, This should be of special interest to those of you who attended Brian's Wednesday-evening videos on Freud and C.S. Lewis: There is a play, running from September 23rd thru October 18th, on this very topic. It's adapted from Leonard H. Sep 22, 2015 10:11 PM
Wittgenstein - If you like Wittgenstein, you'll like this: https://player.vimeo.com/video­/139755925?autoplay=1 Leonard H. Sep 18, 2015 7:56 PM
For Wittgenstein fans: - If you like Wittgenstein, you'll love this: https://player.vimeo.com/video­/139755925?autoplay=1       Leonard H. Sep 18, 2015 7:52 PM
Meetup details changed: Filmosophy - Please note that due to the availability rules of the meeting rooms @ APL, I've had to move both the time and location of this meetup vs. its original plan. (Sorry for the overlap with the Political Philosophy meeting.) I've updated this Meetup Guy J Sep 15, 2015 8:43 PM
New philosophy blog post - The Anti-Realist Vegetarian - Philosophical comrades, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog, titled "The Anti-Realist Vegetarian." Is it really immoral to eat meat? No, but it's not moral either. Regards, Bill Meacham Bill M. Aug 18, 2015 10:06 AM
Re: [philosophy-31] Wittgenstein - when are we going to talk about Hegel? Wayne Aug 16, 2015 11:16 PM
Wittgenstein - For you Wittgenstein fans, here are a couple of links to interesting discussions on Wittgenstein: I. Here's a video dialogue between two philosophy profs on Wittgenstein: http://meaningof Leonard H. Aug 16, 2015 10:01 PM
Re: [philosophy-31] The meaning of life - The host's thoughtful questioning style is engaging. Thanks for forwarding. As for the guest, I could only stomach twenty minutes of his awful assertions. Tahseen Jul 31, 2015 9:43 AM
The meaning of life - Leonard H. Jul 30, 2015 9:12 PM
Money - Dear Members, I just became aware that some members have attempted to donate money to the group using the Meetup money management tool called WePay. Almost all of the donations expired, because one of the downfalls of the tool is that I Bobbie Jul 23, 2015 8:19 PM
New philosophy blog post - Perception And Reality - Dear philosophers, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "Perception And Reality." Do we see reality as it is? Some say not. Regards, Bill Bill M. Jul 19, 2015 2:22 PM
Machine Ethics: The Robot's Dilemma - Now if we can get machines to do philosophy. Jon R. Jul 4, 2015 12:18 PM
New philosophy blog post - Sentient Beings - Dear Philosophers, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "Sentient Beings." What are they? Why should we care? Regards, Bill Bill M. Apr 29, 2015 9:11 PM
New philosophy blog post - Moral Realism - Fellow lovers of wisdom - I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "Moral Realism." Is morality real? If not, what is it? I hope you find it thought Bill M. Mar 3, 2015 12:30 PM
Meetup details changed: How To Be An Excellent Human - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/philosop­hy-31/events/219530408/ When : Monday, February 2,[masked]: Bill M. Jan 31, 2015 9:25 AM
How To Exert Free Will, a free ebook - Dear fellow lovers of wisdom, I am excited to announce my new book, How To Exert Free Will ! It is an electronic book, readable on Kindle and various other platforms, and I am making it available for free here: Bill M. Jan 25, 2015 2:14 PM
History and Philosophy of Science talks at UT this spring - The Files section of the APDG site now contains a list of History and Philosophy of Science Friday talks, Spring 2015, at UT.  These are free and open to the public.  They look really interesting.  Here is the direct link: http://files.meetup.com/11 Bill M. Jan 25, 2015 1:02 PM
New philosophy blog post - What Good is Philosophy? - Dear friends of philosophy, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog, titled "What Good is Philosophy?" This is the lecture I gave last week at the Monday night group. Regards, Bill Bill M. Dec 30, 2014 11:10 AM
New philosophy blog post - Freedom and the Game of Life - Dear philosophers, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "Freedom and the Game of Life." Do you have what it takes to play?  I hope you enjoy it. Bill M. Oct 27, 2014 3:31 PM
Announcement of INACS Meeting - Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30pm - 9:00pm Austin Center for Spiritual Living 5555 North Lamar, Su Bobbie Oct 9, 2014 1:52 AM
New philosophy blog post - Mental Parasites - Dear lovers of wisdom - I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "Mental Parasites." Are you infected? Best regards, Bill Bill M. Sep 24, 2014 1:47 PM
Re: [philosophy-31] Meetup Saturday 13th CANCELED! - Yes, I am in the back room now, waiting for a large table. On Saturday, September 13, 2014, Phillip Watts < [address removed] > wrote: > Are you folks Java-ing around 11:00? &g Larry Y. Sep 13, 2014 10:30 AM
Meetup Saturday 13th CANCELED! - Our usual 11am-1pm lecture and discussion are canceled for tomorrow, Saturday 13th.  We will resume as usual on the 20th. Sorry for the short notice.  The Austin Recreation Center advised us on Thursday that they will be hosting " Larry Y. Sep 12, 2014 2:00 PM
New philosophy blog post - Ethics Without Morals - Dear philosophers, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "Book Review: Ethics Without Morals." The book is an interesting take on whether morality act Bill M. Aug 27, 2014 9:34 AM
New philosophy blog post - A Finely-Tuned Universe - Fellow philosophers, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "A Finely-Tuned Universe." We appear to live in one. Does it matter how it got that way? Bill M. Aug 8, 2014 1:11 PM
Dissoi Logoi: Two-Fold or Contrasting Arguments - Jon R. Aug 5, 2014 10:03 AM
Presentation on C.S. Peirce is on line - The presentation on C.S. Peirce given at the July 21 Monday night group is here: http://www.bmeacham.com/whatsw­hat/PDF/CSPeirce_20140721.pdf Bill M. Jul 21, 2014 10:33 PM
Re: [philosophy-31] Fermi Paradox Explanation - Hopefully, but my article, " Jon R. Jul 19, 2014 9:30 PM
Re: [philosophy-31] Fermi Paradox Explanation - Jon, Very interesting article, "Three Futures for Earth', you obviously put a lot of work into it. I appreciate your realism and general lack of sentimentality. I have small issue with a few points. 1 Phillip W. Jul 19, 2014 1:31 PM
RE: [philosophy-31] Fermi Paradox Explanation - Leonard H. Jul 18, 2014 11:56 PM
New philosophy blog post - Some Observations on C. S. Peirce - Dear philosophical inquirers, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "Some Observations on C. S. Peirce." Peirce is the founder of Pragmatism and well wor Bill M. Jul 17, 2014 5:20 PM
Fermi Paradox Explanation - Jon R. Jul 15, 2014 6:04 PM
Cross-Group Posting -- Heart Math at Institute for Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies (INACS) - APDG Members: I thought some of you who are interested in breakthrough scientific research with measurable results might like to know about this event tomorrow night. Check it out on YouTube: heart math Bobbie Jul 14, 2014 1:59 PM
New paper on Heidegger - Fellow lovers of wisdom, Martin Heidegger is one of the most influential but also one of the most enigmatic philosophers of the 20th century. A few months ago I was invited to speak to a class of high school students about him, and recently the Bill M. Jun 27, 2014 9:46 AM
Group Emails and Discussion Topics - Greetings, Philosophers! Recently, one of the organizers, Bill Meacham, posted a message to all members about a blog post. At the same time, he created a Discussion on the Message Board on the topic. Se Bobbie Jun 7, 2014 11:45 PM
New philosophy blog post - Daniel Dennett, Existentialist? - Dear philosophers, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "Daniel Dennett, Existentialist?" The famous cognitive science philosopher sounds remarkably lik Bill M. Jun 3, 2014 11:58 AM
New philosophy blog post - Daniel Dennett, Existentialist? - Dear lovers of wisdom, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "Daniel Dennett, Existentialist?" The famous cognitive science philosopher sounds remarka Bill M. Jun 3, 2014 11:56 AM
New philosophy blog post - Organisms Are Not Machines - Dear friends, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "Organisms Are Not Machines." What they are instead is far more germane to our lives. Happ Bill M. May 7, 2014 2:02 PM
Re: [philosophy-31] New philosophy blog post - Arguing For God - Bill, I enjoyed your article, but I think there is an even more basic point there. The definition of God that you used is John Mar 3, 2014 10:59 PM
New philosophy blog post - Arguing For God - Dear friends of wisdom, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "Arguing For God." Arguing that God must exist misses the point. Bill M. Mar 3, 2014 7:02 PM
New philosophy blog post - Arguing For God - Dear philosophers, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "Arguing For God." Arguing that God must exist misses the point.  Hope you enjoy it. Bill M. Mar 3, 2014 5:14 PM
New philosophy blog post - Farewell to Dell: Reflections on Corporate Excellence - Dear folks, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog, titled "Farewell to Dell: Reflections on Corporate Excellence." I am quitting my day job, and here are some philosophical observations about being there Bill M. Jan 23, 2014 11:07 AM
New philosophy blog post: A Phenomenological Investigation of the Self - Dear friends and philosophical colleagues, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog , titled "A Phenomenological Investigation of the Self." To understand the un Bill M. Jan 13, 2014 12:10 PM
Philosophy for Real Life group suspended - The Philosophy for Real Life group will not be meeting on Monday nights, as it is is suspended for the time being.  But check out Contemporary Philosophy on Monday nights, the next meeting of which is Jan 20.  It's a  lively one. Best wishes Bill M. Jan 7, 2014 10:40 AM
On for Saturday 28th - The poll came back with a majority in favor of going ahead next week. http://www.meetup.com/philosop­hy-31/polls/967742/ I will not be able to attend, so I will not be able Larry Y. Dec 22, 2013 10:49 AM
Saturday APDG - poll to skip a meeting on December 28th - http://www.meetup.com/philosop­hy-31/polls/967742/ Larry Y. Dec 17, 2013 1:46 PM
Meetup details changed: Philosophy for Real Life: Monday Discussion Group - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/philosop­hy-31/events/154997632/ When : Monday, December 16,[masked] Bill M. Dec 10, 2013 8:54 PM
Re: [philosophy-31] Greatest missed opportunities - (bcc: Philosophy Meetup list) > Greatest missed opportunities I just like to say thanks for compiling and sharing this! It reminds me of the saying that “history follows [a] thin line of only one series of probabilities.” A very thin line. Jens Oliver M. Dec 4, 2013 6:34 PM
Contemporary Philosophy Group - All, We've decided to do an overview of Analytic Philosophy, and we'll be taking a look at three philosophers over the next three meetings. Gottlob Frege is not a well-known name, but he is the guy who is credited with starting the Anal Leonard H. Dec 1, 2013 11:41 PM
Greatest missed opportunities - Jon R. Nov 26, 2013 12:02 PM
Richard Rorty - Monday, November 25 - Rorty enthusiasts: I've posted a list of references, both video and text, on Rorty. You can actually view the man, himself, in action. Just go to DISCUSSIONS / MESSAGE BOARD / MONDAY NIGHT CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY / RICHARD RORTY Leonard H. Nov 19, 2013 8:52 PM
Links for past and upcoming Saturday meetups - Here are a few that might be Jon R. Nov 15, 2013 2:15 PM
Re: [philosophy-31] New philosophy blog post: An Impeccable Death - Bill, I had no idea of you loss, you have my sincere sympathies. Your account was mo Randy Oct 29, 2013 2:43 PM
Re: [philosophy-31] New philosophy blog post: An Impeccable Death - body{font-size:10pt;font-famil­y:arial,sans-serif;background-­color:#ffffff;color:black;}p{m­argin:0px;} Ray Oct 29, 2013 11:15 AM
Meetup details changed: Contemporary Philosophy - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/philosop­hy-31/events/148009382/ When : Monday, November 11,[masked] TERRY E. Oct 29, 2013 10:01 AM
New philosophy blog post: An Impeccable Death - Dear fellow students of philosophy, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog/?­p=1061 , titled "An Impeccable Death." It's a bit more personal than usual, Bill M. Oct 28, 2013 4:31 PM
Re: [philosophy-31] Upcoming philosophy events at U.T. - see you Wednesday - where are we at? Michael On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 9:22 PM, Regina < Michael Oct 26, 2013 7:36 PM
Re: [philosophy-31] Upcoming philosophy events at U.T. - Yes - same place, same time. Are you back from Greece? Just got you're post card on Tuesday. Hope you had a wonderful time, can't wait to hear about it. Sent from my iPod On Regina Oct 24, 2013 9:22 PM
Re: [philosophy-31] Upcoming philosophy events at U.T. - Yes, sure. We were missing you. On Oct 24,[masked]:52 AM, "Michael" < [address removed] > wrote: Yenyu Vincent C. Oct 24, 2013 1:08 PM
Re: [philosophy-31] Upcoming philosophy events at U.T. - Is Wednesday group still meeting?   M On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 12:23 PM, Michael < Michael Oct 24, 2013 11:47 AM
Math quiz - All you math whizzes out there will enjoy this obscure math quiz.  Let me know how you did. http://www.theguardian.com/sci­ence/quiz/2013/oct/21/ma Leonard H. Oct 21, 2013 2:32 PM
New philosophy blog post, Being Human in a Conscious Universe - Dear friends, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog/ , titled "Being Human in a Conscious Universe." Is the universe in some sense conscious? If so, how sha Bill M. Oct 18, 2013 11:12 AM
RE: [philosophy-31] Upcoming philosophy events at U.T. - Leonard H. Oct 7, 2013 1:13 PM
Links for the Austin Philosophy meetup of Saturday, October 5, 2013 - The following are some links Jon R. Oct 6, 2013 11:25 AM
Re: [philosophy-31] Upcoming philosophy events at U.T. - Thanks Leonard - what a great resource, I wish there was a 'tad' more description . . . ancient greek thought (11/1) is broad topic but bet it's great.   Michael Michael Oct 1, 2013 1:14 PM
Upcoming philosophy events at U.T. - Leonard H. Oct 1, 2013 11:36 AM
Practice to deceive - Jon R. Sep 22, 2013 4:58 PM
Re: Rhetorical skills Aristotle didn't cover - Jon R. Sep 3, 2013 1:41 PM
Saturday Meetup links - The Art of Controversy - Arthur Schopenhauer's book, The Art of Controversy, got a lot of interest in Saturday's discussion. For those interested in the book, free versions of the book are available in HTML, Wale Sep 2, 2013 5:30 PM
Links for the Austin Philosophy meetup of Saturday, August 31, 2013 - The following are some links Jon R. Aug 31, 2013 6:59 PM
Bill Meacham on the radio - I'll be on KOOP radio tomorrow, Wednesday, at 1:00 being interviewed about my book.  Listen in if you can, 91.7 in Austin or http://www.koop.org/.   Bill M. Aug 27, 2013 1:55 PM
Saturday meetup links - The following are some links Jon R. Aug 24, 2013 7:26 PM
New philosophy blog post -- Zombies - Dear friends, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog/ titled "Zombies." Are you one?       Bill M. Aug 22, 2013 2:17 PM
Monday Philosophy for Real Life is BACK ON! - Leonard H. Aug 4, 2013 10:24 PM
RE: [philosophy-31] Monday night Philosophy For Real Life---Knowledge - Leonard H. Aug 4, 2013 9:08 AM
Re: [philosophy-31] Monday night Philosophy For Real Life---Knowledge - I'm in for Aug 12. Phillip On Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 10:39 PM, Leonard Hough < le Phillip W. Aug 4, 2013 5:18 AM
Monday night Philosophy For Real Life---Knowledge - Leonard H. Aug 3, 2013 10:38 PM
Monday night Philosophy for Real Life is cancelled for the next two meetings - There will be no meeting of the Philosophy for Real Life Monday night group on July 29 or August 12 as the moderator will be out of town.  Be sure to check out the other Monday night group, Self Under Siege, on August 5.  It's a good one.  We will r Bill M. Jul 23, 2013 4:16 PM
Materials from Saturday group discussion of Jul. 20 - The following are links to ma Jon R. Jul 20, 2013 6:43 PM
Materials from Saturday group discussion of Jul. 13 - The following are links to materia Jon R. Jul 19, 2013 11:29 PM
New philosophy blog post -- Anonymous Malice - Dear philosophical friends, I have posted a new entry on my philosophy blog, http://www.bmeacham.com/blog/ titled "Anonymous Malice." Sometimes the problem contains the solution. I hope you enjoy Bill M. Jul 7, 2013 9:46 AM
Nucleosynthesis and pynthantics - At the Saturday, June 29, meetup, Jon R. Jun 30, 2013 12:21 AM
Radio Interview and Book Signing - Radio I was recently interviewed about my book on the Rag Radio program on KOOP-FM, and you can listen to it here: http://archive.org/details/Rag­ Bill M. Jun 19, 2013 2:36 PM

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