What we're about
I'm creating this group for folks who like to mix philosophical discourse and drinking. If you're hoping for carefully moderated debate, you might want to look elsewhere. I make shit up all the time and pretend I know what I'm talking about, and I'm hoping you enjoy doing the same. (Also, that you have enough of a sense of humor to admit that's what you're doing.) These discussions are intended as unstructured intellectual free-for-alls. The only two constants are booze and a keen interest in the nature of reality and human existence. We take philosophy very seriously, but we don't think taking it seriously demands that you act like an academic when discussing it.
No formal training is necessary - no one will be expected to be able to parse words like "epistemological" or "deontological" without some explanation. Also, to be clear — while this group is a philosophy group, from my experience, philosophy ends up covering a lot of ground. Evolutionary biology, sociology, psychology, political science, history, poetry, music, film, physics, anthropology, religion, computer science, etc. are all fair game. (Though if you talk about computers, you will have to explain slowly to the Luddite organizer.) If you just like thinking hard, getting drunk, and you get excited when someone explains a new fact or perspective to you, this is the group for you.