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The Santa Monica Philosophy Meetup - What are Desires?

  • Jul 15, 2012 · 5:00 PM
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Hey People!  

July’s Meetup date and time is confirmed for July 15 at 5:00 PM (the 3rd Sunday of the month, this time) 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:
http://philosophy-in-...

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.

Brian


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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great for philosophy enthusiasts who have little to no background in philosophy or for those that have never taken a philosophy course. For those that have a background and have taken courses (such as myself), this meetup group may not be the best fit due to the lack of genuine philosophical discourse (i.e. lack of analytic rigor and systematicity in philosophical investigations).

    In other words, great for those that want to talk about philosophy, but not great for those that want to do philosophy.

    July 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting, challenging philosophical conversations for ordinary people who try to understand the nature of human nature. Good organization. Great food. Thank you, Brian!

    July 16, 2012

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