Philosophy is the way we organize our thinking and is the gauge of our values. Philosophy is the critical function of our consciousness and provides the means for us to adjudicate the content of our existence. Philosophy is the guidance navigation system and the high-altitude mapping of our mental and social environments. Philosophy renders the cognitive fat from our thinking, distills meaning from our lives, and tempers our moral and psychic steel.
We will read and discuss philosophy books and articles.
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This week we'll be discussing Ikiru (1952), directed by Akira Kurosawa. I imagine we'll consider themes of death, alienation and purposelessness—maybe also acceptance and meaning. I'd also like to discuss cinematography, particularly Kuro
Time: 2PM Eastern, 11AM Pacific
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Our Second of two sessions on Friedrich Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morality.
From the Stanford University Press' Complete Works of Nietzsche, Volume 8, On the Genealogy of Morality, please read the Treatise 3 (pp. [masked]).
Let's discuss philosophy online. Open forum. Meet and greet, casual philosophy chat. Bring a question or topic if you'd like. The online Meetup is on Talkshoe.com. Be prepared to connect with computer audio. If you're having trouble connecting, contact me, and I will help you.
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William James' Pragmatism (1907) consists of a series of lectures given to the equivalent of Meetup groups of his time. He presents a unique set of views about truth, knowledge, reality, religion, and philosophy. In this series of discussions we will read and discuss this fundmenta