Topic of this event: The Future of Democracy:
Some people have argued that, despite setbacks, the arc of history curves upward—and someday, democracy and stability would extend around the globe. Unfortunately, we see other signs … a lack of commitment to democracy in our own country—where politicians have conspired to suppress the vote—and a shift toward authoritarianism even in Western Europe. What do these trends, combined with the enormous global challenges posed by climate change, portend for the future?
This group is committed to "practical" philosophy: We will begin each session by discussing a current topic of interest ... immigration, gun control, race, etc., etc ... and will tease out the moral and ethical issues that arise from that topic.
Then, over a cup or two of good coffee, we will challenge each other to see how our personal opinions relate to the larger world view and understanding of life that each of us brings to the table. The goal is not necessarily to persuade others to adopt our point of view. Rather, we seek to clarify our own thinking and in doing so, arrive at a deeper understanding of the world around us.
All views, religious beliefs and political opinions are welcome and respected here....so please don't hesitate to join us. However, we do ask everyone to keep the discussion respectful. We are a friendly group!
No prior education or experience needed ... anyone who looks around and asks "why?" is engaged in philosophy. Join us!