Pornography: Demeaning and Dehumanizing … or Healthy and Helpful?

Every 2 weeks on Sunday until August 10, 2019

Honolulu Coffee Company

1800 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815 · Honolulu, HI

How to find us

We are normally seated at one of the two long tables on the makai side of the building. Unsure? Just ask ... we're friendly!

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Topic of this event: Pornography: Demeaning and Dehumanizing … or Healthy and Helpful?

Pornography, the depiction of men and women engaged in sexually explicit activities, designed to arouse the viewer, has been around at least 2,000 years. When 19th century archaeologists began digging through the volcanic rubble that had buried Pompeii, they were scandalized by the hundreds of explicit frescoes and sculptures which they unearthed. Today, we are not shocked so easily—but pornography, and its effect on society, remains a controversial topic. Join us as we explore some radically different viewpoints.

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 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!