What we're about

Welcome to our group! Please try one of our philosophy cafe's. Since January 2018, we've been meeting most weeks upstairs at the Fresh Market grocery store on St Charles Ave. We run informal discussions on a pre-determined topic in a public space. In a slightly more formal setting , we also explore ethical issues, especially what character, liberty, virtue are and what living the ethical life together ought to be like. Finally we offer reading- or video-based structured discussions on all things "theory" -- social, critical, political, art, literary, cultural theory.

We are open to and respectful of all "moderate/subversive" views, as we like to put it. We value deliberation as our preferred mode of holding discussions. There's always a moderator or two to nurture order and respect so that we can all feel safe and be genuinely engaged. RSVP and show up! [We value SMALL group discussions. RSVP early or you might be kept out.]

Guy H. and Todd B./Organizers

PS 1: Some of you may also be interested in our Theology Cafe's. Just go to http://www.meetup.com/theocafe

All this is part of the School for Conviviality. For that, just go to http://www.meetup.com/convivial

PS 2: Use common sense for your Profile Name (first name and a bit more) and Profile Photo (your face or no pic if concerned about your privacy online).

Upcoming events (1)

Mon. 27 at 6:30p: Discussion of Party Polarization and U.S. / China Trade War

[Crossposted from Kelvin's PEACE AND POLITICS meetup group.] We'll meet at the Parkway Bakery & Tavern in Mid-City to discuss 2 topics: First will be the growing party polarization over time and second will be digging further into the current trade war. We'll ask folks to read the following articles prior to meeting if you don't mind. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/21/opinion/china-trump-trade.html NYT columnist Thomas Friedman in a rare agreement with President Trump goes into some depth over the attempted pivot in U.S. / China trade relations. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/how-the-democratic-and-republican-parties-have-changed-in-8-charts/431958/ Atlantic Magazine depicts shifting attitudes within the parties since the 90's in 8 charts. Eats, drinks and good conversation. Come on out and discuss with us! We sit in the patio area by entrance. ============== For more info, contact Guy Henoumont at[masked] or at [masked]

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