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Sophos -- Sherman Oaks Philosophical Society Meetup

  • Feb 24, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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We will study Book V of Plato's Republic for our February Meetup.

Here is our standard intro:

At our meetings, we will discuss philosophers and their ideas, mostly by reading their works in translation. We are studying texts entry ways into ideas.

Those who attend should read the text prior to coming to take full advantage of the discussion, especially if they want to participate in the discussion. Reading the text is not a pre requisite for attending, but it is for participating in the discussion, beyond asking a few pointed questions.

In our discussions, we take the axioms of a given philosopher (whatever we may determine them to be) as starting points, and will not spend much time critiquing those axioms. In addition, we assume that we may validly read and interpret a text.

Our goal is to be inspired, educated, elevated and deepened by our studies together, and to experience the spiritual delight of studying philosophy in a community of seekers.

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  • Marv T.

    Correction by Marv: we will review Book V & preview Books VI & VII.

    February 26, 2013

  • Marv T.

    The Sophos subgroup on the westside will meet on thursday, March 14, from 8:00-10:00 PM at Marv's home at 4900 McConnell Ave; L.A. 90066. We will review Book V and preview Books V & V1.

    RSVP at [masked] if you plan to attend.

    Refreshments and drinks provided.

    February 26, 2013

  • Arlene S.

    We had an interesting discussion, some of which was centered on the nurture/nature controversy. Also, dealing with Plato's theories regarding the development of a "just" society. Some of his ideas of how the elites were to behave was not that different from the 1960's commune living in Vermont. It was surprising to learn how non-Victorian the Greeks were way back then. It was a fun discussion.

    February 25, 2013

  • Israel S.

    Nancy and I will attend. Looking forward to it. Thanks.

    February 7, 2013

  • Arlene S.

    Looking forward to visiting the 'Republic.'

    February 7, 2013

  • Rabbi Mordecai F.

    back to Plato!

    February 7, 2013

  • James E.

    What's the topic for this month?

    February 7, 2013

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