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This is a group for those in the Sacramento area who like to discuss politics and philosophy. We have all had different experiences in life, but we always find that political issues are very relevant to our lives and we want to discuss these issues with others. These days, political discussions are sometimes constructive, but unfortunately they often become hostile when people with differing views are in the same room. It is important for us all to hear views other than our own from time to time, and there has to be a way to have honest, thoughtful discussions on issues important to our lives while keeping the discussion calm and polite. In this discussion group, we try to avoid being overly biased when presenting opinions and we will also work to avoid use of fallacies in making points. We expect that there will be differences of opinion, but as long as we keep a philosophical mindset these discussions should not descend into hostility. Many of us also like to discuss philosophical topics and we will have time for this as well and we will probably find that most philosophical concepts have real-world applications, including political. So this discussion group will hover between these two subjects, and we might even at times focus on other subjects as well.

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How do we have a more vibrant "we-space" and a larger family of society?

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In our lives, we have a variety of interactions with people who we know well and who are strangers to us. There is often warmth and depth in our relationships with family and friends and coldness and mechanistic interactions with people we don't know. These are the levels of what we can call the "we-space". At the local level, the we-space is more vibrant, but as things get larger and more distant, the we-space seems to collapse into faceless masses. This becomes important when we recognize that we don't often know the people who are in positions of power and authority, even though our lives are impacted by their decisions. Is there any way that we can scale up the friendly and family-like interpersonal relations to the societal level?

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