What we're about

PURPOSE:
To apply helpful philosophical ideas to our everyday lives.

EVENTS:
Each event will include a short 30-minute presentation by a speaker followed by a speaker-led discussion and free-format Q+A.

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Upcoming events (4)

Ethics in Technology

WeWork

How might we most effectively think about the ethical implications of what we build? Join us as Michael walks us through how he thinks about ethical questions in technology, drawing on examples from Google and elsewhere. We'll look at difficult problems and consider competing reasonable perspectives, always aiming to build products more likely to engender user trust and improve the world. Pre-Reading: TBA 6:30-7:15 - Presentation 7:15-7:45 - Q+A 7:45-8:00 - Socializing Michael Schidlowsky works at Google and teaches computer science at NYU. He speaks about technology and leading more meaningful lives. More about Michael: http://michaelschidlowsky.com/

The Philosophy of White Lies

WeWork

What's the problem with a white lie? Michael will bring in the teachings of a number of philosophers to help us understand this question. We will work through practical examples and test where we draw our own ethical lines. Pre-Reading: TBA 6:30-7:00 - Presentation 7:00-7:30 - Facilitated Group Discussion 7:30-8:00 - Free-form Group Discussion Michael Schidlowsky works at Google and teaches computer science at NYU. He speaks about technology and leading more meaningful lives. More about Michael: http://michaelschidlowsky.com/

Egalitarianism and Elitism: W.E.B. Du Bois & Booker T. Washington

[Description coming soon.] Pre-Reading: TBA 6:30-7:00 - Presentation 7:00-7:30 - Facilitated Group Discussion 7:30-8:00 - Free-form Group Discussion Michael Schidlowsky works at Google and teaches computer science at NYU. He speaks about technology and leading more meaningful lives. More about Michael: http://michaelschidlowsky.com/

American Pragmatism: Ralph Waldo Emerson & Ralph Ellison

What is American Pragmatism and who are the thinkers behind it? This talk will include a little history of colonial New England, a discussion about pragmatist ideas and their representation in literature, and end with a discussion about application to modern-day city-living. Pre-Reading: TBA Book Recommendation: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison 6:30-7:00 - Presentation 7:00-7:30 - Facilitated Group Discussion 7:30-8:00 - Free-form Group Discussion Michael Schidlowsky works at Google and teaches computer science at NYU. He speaks about technology and leading more meaningful lives. More about Michael: http://michaelschidlowsky.com/

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