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Book Club Potluck - "On Popper"

  • Feb 28, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Orson will host the discussion of "On Popper" by Mark Notturno. Orson suggested this book. Here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/Popper-Wadsworth-Philosophers-Mark-Notturno/dp/0534584012/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390064686&sr=1-1&keywords=%22On+Popper%22+by+Mark+Notturno.

The other option for next month is Richard's pick, "Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses" by Thomas Clark. See the February 21 Meetup.

The March poll results are in, and the winners are: Terry's pick: "Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida" by Giovanni Borroni, which Richard has agreed to host; and Mark Hopkins's pick: "The View from Nowhere" by Thomas Nagel, which I will host. Let me know if you'd be willing to host  in the future. I need two volunteers per month.

Since we are always planning ahead, I've started the poll for our Meetups two months out. 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, 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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  • Terry O.

    I did some read up on what Sally was talking about when she referred to the $600 Trillion market. I believe that the she was referring to the derivatives market which is very large because it includes both sides of the shorts and longs and multiple shorts and longs for the same stock. It is about 11 to 12 times the real total market value.

    March 2, 2014

    • Sally A L.

      1 · March 4, 2014

    • Sally A L.

      Also you can look up #s on Wikipedia, etc., which I did after listening to the radio show.

      1 · March 4, 2014

  • Eric B.

    Great to see everyone! Felt like we could have multiple discussions on this book. Excellent book and enjoyable, enlightening discussion.

    1 · March 1, 2014

  • Charley H.

    good book, good discussion

    March 1, 2014

  • Sally A L.

    great!

    February 28, 2014

  • Orson

    A SHOUT OUT - can someone please bring coffee? Also, a few more wine glasses would be a helpful addition. THANKS to anyone who can help me out.

    February 28, 2014

    • Karl K.

      I got the glasses

      February 28, 2014

  • Orson

    Notturno's book carefully explains how an anti-justificationist (a radically anti-western view of) epistemology, can explain fallible reason, yet sustain a progressive rationality, eg, science. The last third of the chapters apply it to the social and political realm, while the inner third explains Popper's unique views on the mind-body problem. His views have been called interactionist, and also Cartesian pluralist. Have his distinctive views on science been neglected? Perhaps. The interested can read his student David Miller's brief piece in "Science," "Being an Absolute Skeptic," here: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/284/5420/1625.full

    February 28, 2014

  • Orson

    Sally, Alan and Cameron - my landlord has (literally) acquired a neighboring building, giving me access to a community room (with a full kitchen); this is also (literally) ten blocks West of Sally's home. (And I love S&A's beautiful) But given the larger interest in this selection, if you'd like this backup possibility reserved for us, I'm happy to do so!
    (We might have to close up by 10 or 11 - but Lala's Wine Bar and Pizzeria is, literally, only a half block away, and open 'til 1:30AM.) JUST LET ME KNOW BY Friday, Feb 7th.

    February 5, 2014

    • Cameron K.

      Thanks, Orson. Please confirm the street address is 700 Pennsylvania St. Your description confuses me. Also, are you willing to share your phone number in case someone gets lost?

      February 11, 2014

    • Orson

      My number? Of course:[masked] 3874. At 700 Penn there is only one high-rise. You can't miss it or the large sign on the corner identifying it.

      February 28, 2014

  • Karl K.

    Will it be obvious where the community room is when we meet?

    February 28, 2014

    • Orson

      Karl - LOOK FOR green florescent signs posted "Denver Philosophy."

      February 28, 2014

  • Karl K.

    Never mind. I see the instructions below.

    February 28, 2014

  • Orson

    A implies B, if and only if ~B implies ~ A.

    Was Antony Flew's ultra-brief, four-paragraph essay - "Theology and Falsification" in 1950 - the first instance of a philosopher embracing Popper's insights in a tempestuous debate? In this case, the idea of God's Will manifest in our world?

    PLEASE read this classic essay - believed to be the most widely published piece by any modern professional philosopher. http://infidels.org/library/modern/antony_flew/theologyandfalsification.html

    1 · January 20, 2014

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