Regular Meeting - Every Second Sunday of the month

This month we will meet at Zephyr Cafe.  The selected topic will be "What is the relationship between math and reality?".  Quite a variety of answers to this question have been given over the centuries ranging from "Nothing" to "There is only math, the appearance of anything else is merely an illusion." to "Mathematical ideas, like all ideas can be internally consistent or not and can also be consistent with reality or not and any idea without a corresponding real state of affairs is just false like any other false idea."

Think about it a bit and let's discuss your best ideas in November.

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  • Marcielle

    The discussion was great, although we did not get to hear everyone's thoughts. Didn't we used to give a quick go around and hear everyone's initial thoughts, and then get into a full-blown discussion? A friend of mine is interested. She is a scientist.

    2 · November 11, 2013

    • Brian Y.

      WHen the group is small we sometimes try to make it around the room more than once, but with the group the size it was this month I knew there was no way we could have made it through. How long did things go on after I left?

      November 11, 2013

    • Christopher

      Bring her. What kind of scientist?

      November 11, 2013

  • Afton B.

    This was exactly what I was going to propose.

    November 11, 2013

  • Brian Y.

    Good discussion as usual!

    November 10, 2013

  • Rachel C.

    Excited to meet new philosophers...

    November 7, 2013

  • Afton B.

    Math is definitely not my strength. But I look forward to attending and having my mind expanded.

    November 4, 2013

  • Christopher

    Topic: What is maturity?

    November 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Topic: Is there a difference between Life and Existence?

      November 3, 2013

    • Brian Y.

      Are you talking about the difference between things that are living versus non-living (like birds vs. rocks) or about living a full life or just keeping the physiological processes going? Or something else?

      FWIW, we discuss future topics at the end of each meeting.

      November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting you all and expanding our ability to think. Do we have a topic yet?

    November 3, 2013

    • Brian Y.

      Yes, it is "What is the relationship between mathematics and reality?".

      November 3, 2013

  • Marcielle

    I will see you there.
    Marcielle

    November 3, 2013

  • Afton B.

    Loved my first meeting. Very thought provoking.

    October 15, 2013

  • Marcielle

    It will be great to see everyone.

    October 12, 2013

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