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Welcome to Plato's Cave where, as prisoners of this realm, we seek enlightenment through inquiry, reflection and cordial dialog.


Thank you for your interest in Plato's Cave.
If you are interested in discussing philosophy, and related subjects, consider joining Plato's Cave. We are delighted that you have found us, and we hope that your participation with our group will be mutually enjoyable. I personally look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our band of amateur philosophers. Our weekly meetings are currently held on Sunday mornings at 9:00 EST. Plato's Cave philosophers have joined UU Inquiring Minds and Orlando Stoics for a series of member-led forums. Due to our limited physical meeting space, only 25 members can participate in-person. For the time being, members are required to wear protective masks when participating in-person. Plato's Cave is now accepting membership applications from persons who wish to participate online. Meeting participation may be limited. You may reserve admission status via RSVP on our Meetup web page to access login or location information. If your participation plans change, please update your RSVP.
Here are a few expectations to keep in mind:

- Cordial dialog and respect for the opinions of others is expected.
- Political or religious proselytizing is discouraged except as such may fall within the scope of the discussion topic.
- Promoting or selling commercial products is discouraged.
- Inactive members are removed from the member list after a period of non-participation. (Visiting our web site demonstrates a member's continuing interest and counts as participation.)
- Before committing yourself to attend a Plato's Cave meeting, it is strongly recommended that you visit our discussion and files sections and familiarize yourself with the suggested reading materials on the selected topic in order to fully participate in the discussion.

I hope that those reasonable expectations don't discourage you from joining a truly fun and interesting group of amateur philosophers.
Finally, before being accepted as a member, and for purposes of introduction, we do request that you briefly answer three questions:

  1. Tell us a little about yourself and your interest in philosophy;
  2. Which two or three programs from the Plato's Cave past meetings interest you the most?;
  3. Do you accept the member guidelines described in the Plato's Cave 'about' section?

Warm Regards,
Steve, Plato’s Cave Organizer

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