The Santa Monica Philosophy Meetup - The Problem of Moral Luck

  • June 10, 2012 · 2:00 PM
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Hey People! 

June’s Meetup date and time is confirmed for June 10 (the 2nd Sunday) at 2:00 PM this month, NOT the usual 5 pm!  We'll be at our usual meeting place in Santa Monica. 

Also, I'll soon send out an email with more details about the meetup, including the list of topics to vote on, if I haven't already.

If the RSVP list is full, go ahead and sign up anyway; you'll automatically be added to the waiting list. If enough people cancel their RSVP, the Meetup site will move you from the waiting list to the "Yes" list. This regularly happens in the week before the Meetup. See you there!

If your plans to attend have changed, please update your RSVP! If you're not able to make it, be kind and free up a space on the RSVP list for someone else.

For those who'd like to join us, we'll go for dinner and more conversation after the Meetup. Location and driving directions to our meeting and to dinner TBA.

You can see more info about our Meetup by exploring our other website, where you can post your ideas about the upcoming topics or any of the past topics we've talked about, and read what others have had to say:

I usually send out the monthly email, with the list of five philosophical questions to vote on, in the week or two before the Meetup. You can vote by replying to the email with the title of your favorite question. (Please don't vote by writing your favored topic on your RSVP, as I'll forget to look at that.) The winner of the vote is the question/topic we'll talk about at the upcoming Meetup. If the Meetup is less than 3 days away and you haven't received this email yet, let me know and I'll send it to you again.

Due to the healthy turnout at our Meetups, we'll break up into small groups of about 10 people each for about half of the discussion time. For the second half of the discussion, we'll get together in a large circle and go over our final thoughts on the topic, as well as the interesting ideas that came up in our break-out groups.


PS. If you have some philosophical question or issue that you really want to talk about, email it to me! That's how we get topics every month for our vote.

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  • Wes Alderson

    Something should be done about the very few individuals who, despite obvious intelligence, fail to pay their share of the dinner tab. Prior to Brian's arrival I had a furious argument with one man who had verbally attacked Kim for daring to tell him that he had to pay his share, because it was not right for him to skip out, sticking Brian with what this man failed to pay. Common decency and morals are indeed at work in a situation like this. I tend to lose my temper quickly at others who freeload on the very people we should respect for doing mor that their parts. Thank you, Brian and thank you Kim. - - Wes 31-452-0463.

    June 11, 2012

  • Elizabeth Ince

    Interesting outcome - not possible to talk about morality in the abstract without relating it to the culture in which it functions, both present and past. What's right for one tribe isn't necessarily for another.

    June 11, 2012

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