Meaning and Purpose (Apr 13 - dinner and discussion)

  • April 13, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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What is the meaning and purpose of life?

Has your answer to this question changed over time?

Are you still working on your answer? If so, rest assured you are not alone.  :)

This event will be an opportunity for us to share our insights, theories, thoughts, and experiences with regards to this topic, and explore what some of the great philosophers of the past and present have to say as well. (As usual, further questions and quotes will be provided to the discussion facilitators).

Click here for some more food for thought on this topic

Discussion Facilitator

The successful formula for our events involves having one discussion facilitator at each table. Facilitators help to keep the conversation on topic, and they are provided with discussion notes. Of course, our facilitators still have just as much of an opportunity to contribute their two cents to the discussions). So if you appreciate what this group has to offer and you'd like to help us out then please add a comment when you RSVP for this event indicating that you'd like to help facilitate. If you've already RSVP'd for this event, then click 'Change RSVP', then add your comment.

Click here to access the discussion notes for this event


No formal philosophy experience or specialized knowledge is required to participate in any of our events (either as a facilitator or as a regular guest). All that is required is that you are open-minded and respectful of your fellow guests. :)


Please Note:

  • If you would like to attend this event then you need to sign up as a member and RSVP for this event on-line through this website.
  • You do not need a PayPal account in order to pay for this event. (Look for the link that allows you to pay with a credit card without having a PayPal account).
  • Latecomers will not be admitted (after 6:45).
  • Admission does not include the cost of your dinner.
  • The structured (facilitated) portion of the event lasts for 90 min.
  • Why am I charging for these events you may ask? Please view the FAQs listed on the Philosophy Dinners home page


Arrival time is 6:30pm at which time everyone will be provided a seat at our reserved tables. We will start our discussions at 6:45 once people have settled and have ordered their drinks/food. As a courtesy to your fellow attendees and to the facilitators, please arrive on time.


Events are Scheduled Based on the Needs of our Members

My thanks to Alan for recommending this new venue! Also, I'm scheduling this event on a Saturday since I've been told that many of our members can't make it out on Wednesdays. However, if you would like me to continue to schedule events on Wednesday's as well, please let me know. I'm starting to schedule two events per month in some cities (one weekday night, one Saturday) and again it's all based on the needs of the members.


The ongoing experiment continues!

If you're not already aware, Philosophy Dinners is a non-profit initiative with the mission to use practical philosophy to bring together strangers in order to build a stronger sense of community around the world. Over the last few weeks I've coordinated successful events in Sydney, Melbourne, San Francisco, New York, and London. You can view the feedback members who attended those events by clicking on the link below:

Click here to view the main Philosophy Dinners home page


Thanks for being part of this ongoing experiment!



Click here to take a sneak peak at our upcoming topics


Glen Brauer
Founder, Facilitator, and Event Coordinator
Philosophy Dinners

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event, wonderful people, lots of interesting discussion. The facilitator notes were very comprehensive, but weren't needed after a while, as the conversation flowed naturally by itself! A lovely evening out.

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good discussion, good people, good event

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Like a nice dinner party wih interesting guests. Quite non-technical

    April 13, 2013

  • Tony

    A very enjoyable evening, I met some lovely people, I hope to see again. We had some thought provoking discussions with a few ideas I shall look-up to find out more.

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm prepared to help out as a facilitator if you still need them.

    April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you still need a facilitator, I'm happy to help!

    April 12, 2013

  • Janet Nicholas

    i have a chest infection so may not be well enough to attend.Have to play it by ear.Sorry!

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there this time, hopefully! Your positive comments on the last meetup were so good!

    March 26, 2013

  • Gavin

    Sorry - I will be abroad then

    March 26, 2013

  • Glen Brauer

    If you have any questions about this event, please email them directly to me (as opposed to posting them here). We want to keep this comment area reserved for comments related to the event and to keep track who is volunteering to facilitate. (Thanks)

    March 26, 2013

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