Book Club Potluck - "Philosophy in the Flesh"

  • September 27, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Karl will host the September 27 discussion of "Philosophy in the Flesh" by George Lakoff. Francesca suggested this book. Here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-The-Flesh-George-Lakoff/dp/0465056741.

The other option for next month is my pick, "Coming Apart" by Charles Murray. See the October 4 Meetup.

The November poll results are in, and the winners are: Karl's pick, "Emotion" from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Ronald de Sousa, and Orson's pick, "A Conflict of Visions" by Thomas Sowell. Sally has offered to host the Sowell book November 8. Let me know if you'd be willing to host the de Soussa article on November 1 or another date in the future. I need two volunteers per month.

Since we are always planning ahead, I've started the poll for our December selections. You'll find that under the "More" menu at the top of this page. Anyone who is a member of this Meetup can submit a title for the poll. Just send me an email or post on this site, and I'll add your selection. However, I will only include one title from each member. If you submitted a title last month, I've rolled it over into the new poll. If you want to change your recommendation, just let me know.

As always, it's essential that everyone who comes to the meeting reads the book in its entirety. Please also bring a food or drink item for the potluck.

Happy reading!

 

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  • Caroline

    Just to let you all know, I will be coming, but I will probably be a bit late. 7.30 ish???? By all means, start without me. (And why is this meetup not full? Where *is* everybody?)

    September 26, 2013

  • John H.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-to-understand-the-deep-structures-of-language&WT.mc_id=SA_WR_20130925

    I'm very unskilled in IT; but this seems to me a relevant article for our discussion. I'm not sure the link works as such; but maybe someone can fix it.

    September 25, 2013

    • Terry O.

      John the link worked for me.

      September 25, 2013

  • Cameron K.

    A couple of notes regarding our poll for December. First, Terry has withdrawn his Sartre recommendation. He's not going to be able to make either meeting date. I'll list the Sartre again for the January poll. Second, Russell changed his recommendation. If you voted more than a few days ago, you may want to update your vote. If you haven't voted yet, now's your chance. You'll find the reading list poll under the More menu above.

    September 25, 2013

  • Karl K.

    I note that the nominator of this book is not attending. I further note that this book is 600 pages and the length may deter some from attending. In hopes of increasing attendance, I propose that attendees may substitute a much shorter and free article in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "Embodied Cognition." This article will give a faithful summary of Lakoff's book and provide updated views relative to the science and research in this area. This article will also review most of the philosophical issues and implications of embodied cognition. Please reconsider, and sign up! It will be a good one!

    September 3, 2013

    • Sally A L.

      wish I could, but we'll be in California

      September 3, 2013

    • Karl K.

      bummer; I will miss your level-headed observations

      September 4, 2013

  • Terry O.

    Thanks Karl. I voted for this book because I thought Lakoff is a good counter balance to Sowell. Not sure this book really does that. I think if you skip all the gratuitous references the book is only 400 pages.

    September 3, 2013

  • Karl K.

    by the way, I forgot to include the link for the SEP article:

    http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/embodied-cognition/

    and the authors of this article are Robert Wilson and Lucia Foglia.

    September 3, 2013

  • Francesca

    Ok, I see on the second email that someone else is hosting. My previous comment was due to my receiving an email out of the blue saying that I was an event host! I'm happy that my suggestion was chosen but unfortunately I still can't be there.

    August 24, 2013

    • Cameron K.

      Karl is scheduled to host the Lakoff book. Karl's been very generous with his place and has hosted our events several times. It's true he's in Centennial, but that's really only 10 additional minutes driving time if you are coming from Lafayette than, say, my place in Wash Park. You should come!

      August 26, 2013

    • Cameron K.

      By the way, I make it a point to list the person who recommended the book as a host. That way they are guaranteed a spot. We've has many events fill up, and I want to be sure the person who chose the title can attend.

      August 26, 2013

  • Sally A L.

    sorry I won't be able to come - sounds interesting

    August 24, 2013

  • Francesca

    Somehow I was volunteered to host this event even though it's on the other side of Denver and no one communicated with me about time or place. Sorry, but I can't do it. I would love to get to go to one of these events but I have a complicated schedule and I also simply have to skip the ones that are on the other side of Denver. It's about an hour's drive for me.

    August 24, 2013

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