What we're about

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.

Upcoming events (5)

One Nation and All Win Leadership w/ Christopher Life

Online event

You cannot RSVP here -- This event is at https://www.meetup.com/thestoa/events/270833826/ -- You must join that group and RSVP there to access. This is basically an advertisement. Christopher Life is a Presidential Candidate for the One Nation Party and a co-creator of the All-Win Leadership Academy. His political action is informed by integral theory

OnlyFans and Raw Sexuality w/ Maybe Gray

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You cannot RSVP here -- This event is at https://www.meetup.com/thestoa/events/270852153/ -- You must join that group and RSVP there to access. This is basically an advertisement. Maybe Gray is a law student and sex worker based on the emerging platform, OnlyFans. She joins us to talk about her experience using the platform and her views on sexuality and self expression.

On Becoming an Adult: Autonomy and the Moral Relevance of Life's Stages

Time: 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific, 2PM HST You cannot RSVP here -- This event is at https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/events/270474526/ -- You must join that group and RSVP there to access. This is basically an advertisement. What is it about a person's becoming an adult that makes it generally inappropriate to treat that person paternalistically any longer? The Standard View holds that a mere difference in age or stage of life cannot in itself be morally relevant, but only matters insofar as it is correlated with the development of capacities for mature practical reasoning. This paper defends the contrary view: two people can have all the same general psychological attributes and yet the mere fact that one person is at the beginning of a life and another in the middle of one can justify treating the younger person more paternalistically than the older one. Recognising the moral relevance of age, moreover, is crucial if one is to accommodate both the liberal moral ideal of respect for autonomy and our demanding educational aims, given that these otherwise come into conflict with one another. *** At this meetup, we'll be discussing Andrew Franklin-Hall's paper "On Becoming an Adult: Autonomy and the Moral Relevance of Life's Stages", originally published in the journal The Philosophical Quarterly in 2013. Please have the paper read in advance (25 pages). Franklin-Hall's paper can be viewed and downloaded here: https://booksc.xyz/book/34094387/be50f4

The Online Philosophy Meetup - Open Forum

Online event

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. http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/27284

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