We start with a brief introduction of all attendees. Then I will present today's topic (Basics of Philosophy).
This includes questions like:
- axioms (philosophy, mathematics, science), "What is self-evident about the universe?"
- pre-modern philosophers' approach to epistemology (allegory of the cave, Descartes "evil demon," "brain in a vat" scenario, "Matrix")
- Problem of induction
- Scientific Method
Here are a number of articles on the topic:
We will come back to these topics in later meetups again and again :) As already mentioned, this is a meetup group and not a university course, the focus of these meetings is usually more about "have you heard about this?" rather than producing a paper on philosophy ;) I will try to keep the discussion focused on the topic of basic of philosophy, though.