Humanist Program: The Philosophy of Self

The Humanist Community of Central Ohio
The Humanist Community of Central Ohio
Public group

35 E Gay St

35 E Gay St · Columbus, OH

How to find us

There are 2 and 3 hour parking meters for 75 cents an hour on Gay St, 3rd St, Long St, and Spring St (note: don't use the green meters on Gay, they are for a half-hour). There is also a lot on the corner of 3rd and Long for $5.

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The Humanist Monthly Program is our longest running event and still a community favorite. In the old days it used to be called "Going to HCCO" and we still like to think of it as our flagship event.

Join us each and every second Saturday for free breakfast, coffee, and enlightening presentations. The coffee, fruit, and pastries start flowing at 11:30am and the presentation starts at 12noon.

NOTE ON ACCESSIBILITY: We are meeting at 35 E Gay St, in the Club Level Coworking space on the 2nd Floor, in Downtown Columbus. This location has two small stairs in the front of the building and is not not handicap accessible. We apologize for this inconvenience. We are working on finding a long term space that meets this need for our community.

If you come late and cannot get into the building please text or call[masked] and we will let you in.

Dr. Meghan B. Raehll serves as a faculty member at Franklin University with expertise spanning personal identity, philosophy of religion, cognitive science/learning theories, and educational leadership. She received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

In this discussion, Dr. Raehll challenges prominent conventions within personal identity theories that suggest in order to truly be "one's self" a person need be a persisting substance and/or preserve a continuous psychological state. In contrast, Dr. Raehll carves out the space for consideration of a biologically grounded selfing process that extends beyond the human organism to include elements of the ecosystem. The result is a biologically embedded, emergent, and extended approach to personal identity.