Tonight's kick-starter is, "What are the distinctions between personal and political freedom?" Inevitably, the perennial philosophic questions concerning "free will" will enter into our discussions, but I think that efforts to make freedom concrete in terms of different personal and political contexts can produce useful and powerful philosophical insights.
There is a balance between free will and determinism.
As always, kick-starters can strike up some conversations that last through the evening, while others might wander anywhere and everywhere. This venue--I hope--will foster a classical mixer concept with room to wander so that you may find yourself participating in many little groups before we close.
No Show Policy:
A No Show is defined as someone who RSVPs 'Yes' for an event but then does not show up and fails to change his or her RSVP to 'No'. No Shows are extremely detrimental to the success of our group and are not tolerated. Reasonable exceptions, of course, may occur.