What we're about
The Chicago Philosophy Meetup is a community of groups created by and for people interested in engagements with philosophy and the history of such engagements. On the CPM meetup site you will find announcements of events suggested and hosted by individual members and coordinated by volunteer organizers, as well as opportunities for online discussion with others who share these interests.
Our members have a wide variety of backgrounds besides philosophy, including literature, law, physics, theology, music and more. If you're new to philosophy and are looking for where to get started, check us out. If you've been doing philosophy for some time and want to dig a bit deeper, this might be a great place for you too.
We have high expectations for how we talk to each other, so
Listen to others
Ask for clarification
Get to know people
Help other voices to be heard
Work towards understanding each other
Limit others’ performance of items on the DO list
Also, others are here to help! If you have concerns, questions about a meeting, or need assistance, please contact the organizers, or the event host for the meeting directly.
"Philosophy is not a theory but an activity."
-- from "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus," Wittgenstein
Discourse cheers us to companionable
reflection. Such reflection neither
parades polemical opinions nor does it
tolerate complaisant agreement. The sail
of thinking keeps trimmed hard to the
wind of the matter.
-- from "On the Experience of Thinking," Heidegger
Check out our Calendar (https://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Philosophy-Meetup/events/)