This is a meetup for people interested in small discussion groups which will take a critical thinking approach to a variety of philosophical issues and topics. In some cases we shall read selected philosophical works or articles and base our discussion on those. Each meetup will have a discussion leader and will give everyone an opportunity to engage in discussion of the topic.
The spirit of the meetup is that off-beat philosophy. I will emphasize themes that usually do not get emphasized in philosophical studies and discussions, such as critiques of philosophy itself. Because we try to analyze, criticize, and often take a skeptical view concerning many assertions by philosophers, we shall avoid becoming too infatuated with something called philosophy. We seek instruction and clarity, and do not assume that a study of philosophy will result in wisdom or edification.