What we're about

We are a ten year old group that meets weekly to discuss philosophy, history and science subjects.
There is usually a 30-45 minute presentation of the topic at hand followed by a round table discussion of the ideas surrounding the topic.

All who believe in civil and rational discussion of issues are welcome!

Upcoming events (2)

Schopenhauer, Buddhism, and Pessimism

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Some background info here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xPqPu4KT4o&feature=youtu.be Also, this interview with Bryan McGee is excellent and very informative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHMD05OcJTQ&feature=youtu.be With all this, one wonders why Buddhists do not commit suicide--a question addressed by the Dalai Lama, who has warned against the traditional method of doing so (suicide by fire), which some have committed in recent years. Camus, if I remember, considers the problem of suicide the first problem of philosophy--at least for those, unlike Leibniz, who do NOT consider this to be the "best of all possible worlds"

Lenin, Trotsky, and Revolution: Could it have been different?

The late Christopher Hitchen, once a self-proclaimed Trotskyist himself, is alway worth listening to whether one agrees with him or not. This discussion with Robert Service, author of a Trotsky bio (among many other books), is highly recommended: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuzXR-5w4Qk&feature=youtu.be

Past events (247)

Movie Night: Barlfly

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