Reading philosophy can be a bit dry — so we’re adding alcohol and discussion to make learning more enjoyable. No obscure name-dropping, and no required readings, we promise. Put aside the speed dating pamphlet and come meet interesting people, talk about the big questions, and share your thoughts on difficult questions like the meaning of life and how to live well.
Grassroots Philosophy meets weekly on Thursdays from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at Kelly's Downtown (220 S Washington, Lansing, MI 48933). It's a small group lately, so we fit near the kitchen in the last booth on the right as you enter from Washington St. As the group grows and as the Heney Room becomes available, we may be able to fit in it some nights. When it's not available, they shove some tables together either near the kitchen or in front, by the windows and make it work. :-)
Grassroots Philosophy is a weekly discussion group in Lansing, MI for casual philosophers. Designed as a comprehensive resource for community members to engage in thoughtful discussion, the group forgoes topical issues to examine the assumptions that modern society frequently takes for granted. Drawing from psychology, philosophy, biology, behavioral economics, anthropology, history, neuroscience, and a number of other disciplines, the group looks at the most prominent questions that individuals must face in the 21st century.
Ryan Christman has proposed an online group, too. As I understand his intentions, the r/l version of this meetup group would be an opportunity to meet in person with other members, get to know each other, and then continue discussions as your time allows 24/7/365.
Please reach out with any questions and suggestions, or go to discussion on here to see the current status of things as we evolve into something that works better for the 300+ people who are registered members of this meetup group. If you live in the Capital area of Michigan, it's possible you already know some of the people who joined, but don't rsvp or come to the r/l meetings. If so, maybe you and a friend could come some evening and check us out...?
Posting as Norma, I personally hope so, because the more people, the more questions, the more perspectives, the more ideas, the richer the discussion! :-)