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We are the largest philosophy Meetup in the country.

The group initially focused on analytic philosophy (the type of philosophy typically taught in American universities), but we are open to ALL approaches to philosophy. No specific background is necessary, and everyone from those who have never studied philosophy to those who have graduate degrees are welcome.

Anyone is free to lead a meetup session here. It can be run in a time or place of your choosing. Any broadly philosophical topic, and any format is ok. Anyone who wants to run a session should contact the organizer. 

Upcoming events (4+)

The Book of Genesis

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Hey all!
Please join me on this little excursion down Genesis Lane! We will meet weekly to discuss the Book of Genesis. As this is a discussion group, please come prepared to discuss. I will start the discussion with a question and we will go from there! We will be using Robert Alter's copy of the Hebrew Bible. Please get a copy, as we will be using this translation exclusively for discussion. Here is a link to a free copy: The Hebrew Bible - A Translation With Commentary | Robert Alter | download (b-ok.cc)

Schedule of Meetings
M1: Genesis 1-5
M2: Genesis 6-11
M3: Genesis 12-20
M4: Genesis 21-25
M5: Genesis 26-36
M6: Genesis 37-50

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Discussion #2

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Hello,

During this event we will be talking about subject content related to the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. This week we will go over chapters 3-6, talk about things we found to be interesting and try to make connections to the wider world, current events, our lives and history in general.

In the chapters to read this week there is a focus on the agricultural revolution, building of cities + the pyramids and the introduction of law.

Some questions we focused on last week were:
How can we make connections to current events and the book?
Can we identify the discrete points when epochs/civilizations change?
Did the scientific revolution only begin 500 years ago?

You’re welcome to join if you’ve already read the book and always wanted a chance to talk about it!

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The Heidegger Group: Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics

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Howdy all!
In this group we will meet to read and discuss Heidegger's "Kant and the Problem with Metaphysics." This, in addition to "The Basic Problems of Phenomenology," are the continuation of Being and Time, with the text on Kant being the first section. We will start with this text and move onto BPP.

Schedule:
Session 1: Sec. Intro to 3
Session 2: Sec. 4-8
Session 3: Sec. 9-12
Session 4: Sec. 13-18
Session 5: Sec. 19-23
Session 6: Sec. 24-25
Session 7: Sec. 26-29
Session 8: Sec. 30-32
Session 9: Sec. 33-35
Session 10: Sec. 36-38
Session 11: Sec. 39-45

Here's how I moderate:
I ask that people use the raise your hand feature prior to speaking. If you've spoken several times already, I will call others who haven't spoken yet or as much. Please refrain from giving lectures - this is a discussion group. I will cut you off if you are going on too long. Also, please refrain from bringing up other works or philosophers for discussion - a brief comment or comparison is fine, but the idea is to focus on Heidegger's thoughts in KPM!

Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics | Martin Heidegger | download (b-ok.global)

The Heidegger Group: Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics

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Howdy all!
In this group we will meet to read and discuss Heidegger's "Kant and the Problem with Metaphysics." This, in addition to "The Basic Problems of Phenomenology," are the continuation of Being and Time, with the text on Kant being the first section. We will start with this text and move onto BPP.

Schedule:
Session 1: Sec. Intro to 3
Session 2: Sec. 4-8
Session 3: Sec. 9-12
Session 4: Sec. 13-18
Session 5: Sec. 19-23
Session 6: Sec. 24-25
Session 7: Sec. 26-29
Session 8: Sec. 30-32
Session 9: Sec. 33-35
Session 10: Sec. 36-38
Session 11: Sec. 39-45

Here's how I moderate:
I ask that people use the raise your hand feature prior to speaking. If you've spoken several times already, I will call others who haven't spoken yet or as much. Please refrain from giving lectures - this is a discussion group. I will cut you off if you are going on too long. Also, please refrain from bringing up other works or philosophers for discussion - a brief comment or comparison is fine, but the idea is to focus on Heidegger's thoughts in KPM!

Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics | Martin Heidegger | download (b-ok.global)

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