Answers for Aristotle: Science and Philosophy - Meeting 1 Part 1

Join us to discuss Massimo Pigliucci's latest book.

Please read up to page 76 and be prepared to share your ideas and insights triggered by the reading.

See reviews at Amazon.

Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to get your bearings and feel settled in, as we will begin at 7pm. Dinner, snacks, dessert, and drinks will be available.

Since we have room for only 8, if you RSVP and don't show, you may have deprived someone who would have come had there been room.



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  • Katherine B.

    more sitting room would have been helpful but otherwise a good discussion with a good leader who keeps us on track and gives us a reason to read the material in advance and be prepared to make a summary of each chapter.

    June 29, 2013

  • Katherine B.

    the meeting was a little crowded at a smaller table. Despite that we managed to get through the summary of the assigned text. Excellent participation. Not as calm and peaceful as the previous meeting but very enjoyable.

    June 28, 2013

  • Juan B.

    On page 66 of the text, Massimo says that Kant presented arguments against the existence of God in the Critique of Practical Reason.
    Question: Didn't he screw up? He should have said the Critique of Pure Reason. I asked a long-time philosophy instructor who reads Kant, and he replied: "you are spot on. The only way Kant might be interpreted as arguing against the existence of God (in the Critique of Practical Reason) is in the clarification of the concept of God. ...in the second Critique he presents no additional arguments against God's existence. Instead he presents a valid (and in my opinion a sound) argument for the existence of God. "

    1 · June 28, 2013

    • Gui

      Thank you, Juan, it's good to have Kantian scholars on board.

      1 · June 28, 2013

  • Mark

    Thanks for letting me know that a spot opened up

    June 14, 2013

  • Mark

    I'd really like to be able to come. I do shows up when I rsvp yes. I'll buy the book in any case.

    June 7, 2013

  • Katherine B.

    Hi Gui, Thanks for the clarity. Good to hear I made it.

    June 6, 2013

  • Katherine B.

    The websites are confusing to me. Never certain whether I am communicating to Huntington Beach group or Santa Ana.

    June 6, 2013

    • Gui

      Kathy, we are the Orange County Meetup Group in Critical Philosophy, headquartered in Santa Ana, meeting in Huntington Beach to discuss this book. You made your way through the confusion and successfully registered your RSVP. :)

      June 6, 2013

  • Megan

    Are we allowed to bring another person?

    June 5, 2013

    • Gui

      Hi Megan, yes your friend is welcome to contribute to our discussion. Ask your friend to join our meetup group so they can make their own RSVP, and of course they'll need to do the reading as well.

      June 6, 2013

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