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How does a Utilitarian decide what is the moral thing to do? Later, how can one test whether the decision was indeed correct? We will begin this discussion with an examination of Jeremy Bentham’s Felicific Calculus. Did Bentham overlook anything else that is needed for a utilitarian analysis? Does it really produce analysis on which people will generally agree? From there, the discussion will as always branch off into unexpected directions! As preparation for the discussion, please watch the following two very short videos. Jeremy Bentham and the Felicific Calculus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOT-IfUzOwk What is Felicific Calculus? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxgnJ0SeZJI
Newcomers, please don't be deterred from attending by a low RSVP number. This has been a regular weekly meet up for several years now. We tend to have 5-10+ attendees beyond the number of people who RSVP on meetup. If you need to interview an atheist for a class, please email a Minnesota atheist board member. While many atheists are happy to talk about their beliefs, this meetup is focused on social gaming. Our organization will find a volunteer for you to interview at a appropriate venue. Email: [masked] Please note: Fantasy Flight Game Center is located just off Cleveland Avenue, across the street from the Roseville post office and opposite a Carquest auto parts store. There's no direct exit from 35W to County Road B2, so you may want to map your route in advance. Join us every Thursday night at the fabulous Fantasy Flight Game Center, featuring fine food, a bounty of beverages, and games galore. (Everyone is welcome to bring their favorite games, from cribbage to Carcassonne, but FFGC has an extensive library of games on hand for us to play, so no one has to bring anything.) There is a huge array available, from jump-right-in casual games to hunker-down strategic wargames. Anyone and everyone will find new favorites! We start at 6:00 p.m. and go as long as people want to—the space is available until midnight! If you arrive late and find everyone engrossed in games, don't fret—just grab something to eat or drink and sit, watch, and heckle (optional) until the next game opens up. We're always at the tables to the left of the entrance, so don't be shy—announce you're one of us and we'll welcome you into our gregarious group. If you''re not sure, most of the staff at Fantasy Flight know who we are and they can direct you! Though the menu is nice, there is no minimum purchase required for using this space. Let's continue our habit of being excellent customers, and make them happy to have us. See you there!
Volunteer to staff the Minnesota Atheists booth in Loring Park! Sign up at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1A0sdcG1spSi7QSuW-GfZKbXFo4hVf7B6ur3VXwpbJzo/edit?usp=sharing Inform other freethinkers about our organization, field questions from the religious, and generally partake in interesting discussion with those walking by and others staffing the booth. If you have never done this before, don't worry, there will be people there to help get you acquainted. Please considering volunteering two hours of your time (it goes by fast). Your time is much appreciated. Sign up at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1A0sdcG1spSi7QSuW-GfZKbXFo4hVf7B6ur3VXwpbJzo/edit?usp=sharing -or- comment below what time you would like to volunteer. Shifts start at 10am and go until 6pm Please consider this sign up as a commitment to being there. If for any reason you find you are able to fulfill your commitment, please remove yourself from the list or email Heather at [masked] Also let me know if you have any questions, comments, concerns, etc. in the comment section below or in an email.
Join us on Minnesota Atheists first ever Parade Float!!! The theme will be our favorite atheist parable and a parable adored by the Pride community as well: the Wizard of Oz. We will for sure feature Emerald City and curtains that “the man behind the curtain” will pop out of. Please come find us starting around 10:00 AM. We will be putting final touches on the float including blowing up balloons for a rainbow. Or arrive closer to the step-off time at 11:00 AM. The parade lines up along S 3rd St in downtown Minneapolis, our line-up number is number 76. Look for our float and the people wearing Minnesota Atheists t-shirts. Come wearing your Minnesota Atheists or Aints t-shirt, or get your own 2019 edition Minnesota Atheists T-Shirt on the spot (optional free-will donation). We welcome members of all freethought groups to march with us (though parade rules will only allow the Minnesota Atheists signs we provide). After the parade, the PRIDE festival will continue at Loring Park where you are welcome to join us at the Minnesota Atheists booth. We converse with people who stop at the booth, field questions about atheism, and let people know what our organization is about. If this sounds like fun to you, please sign up for a shift, if you're new to it, there will be others to help: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1A0sdcG1spSi7QSuW-GfZKbXFo4hVf7B6ur3VXwpbJzo/edit?usp=sharing For more information about the PRIDE celebration visit: http://www.tcpride.org/