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Philosophy 184 is a seminar devoted to academic philosophy, liberated from the academy itself. We meet weekly, as friends, at a cafe in San Francisco for a few hours to discuss assigned readings, and bravely peer into each other's intellect. We also tell jokes.

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Is right and wrong something other than better and worse?

In memoriam of Judith Jarvis Thomson, we are reading her essay, "The Right and the Good" in which she relates the concepts of the right and the good, against the context of one hundred yers of interpretation of G. E. Moore's "Principia Ethica".

https://philpapers.org/rec/THOTRA-10

Also, we have been recording a selection of our meetings and publishing them to YouTube as an experiment. Have a look and let us know what you think!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLZTX1LVLaC6MkNKYF3cqhw

NOTICE: We are meeting online until San Francisco releases us from face masks. Let's allow philosophical contemplation to relieve the cabin fever. The Zoom link is on the event page.

Sunday Seminar

Online event

For our weekly Sunday seminar, we typically read a single article, or sometimes a book over the course of several weeks. Beginners are welcome, as we are all beginners in this impossible tradition, but the material is not elementary. As Peter Strawson wrote, there is "no shallow end to the philosophical pool".

Also, we have been recording a selection of our meetings and publishing them to YouTube as an experiment. Have a look and let us know what you think!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLZTX1LVLaC6MkNKYF3cqhw

NOTICE: We are meeting online until San Francisco releases us from face masks. Let's allow philosophical contemplation to relieve the cabin fever. The Zoom link is on the event page.

Sunday Seminar

Online event

For our weekly Sunday seminar, we typically read a single article, or sometimes a book over the course of several weeks. Beginners are welcome, as we are all beginners in this impossible tradition, but the material is not elementary. As Peter Strawson wrote, there is "no shallow end to the philosophical pool".

Also, we have been recording a selection of our meetings and publishing them to YouTube as an experiment. Have a look and let us know what you think!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLZTX1LVLaC6MkNKYF3cqhw

NOTICE: We are meeting online until San Francisco releases us from face masks. Let's allow philosophical contemplation to relieve the cabin fever. The Zoom link is on the event page.

Sunday Seminar

Online event

For our weekly Sunday seminar, we typically read a single article, or sometimes a book over the course of several weeks. Beginners are welcome, as we are all beginners in this impossible tradition, but the material is not elementary. As Peter Strawson wrote, there is "no shallow end to the philosophical pool".

Also, we have been recording a selection of our meetings and publishing them to YouTube as an experiment. Have a look and let us know what you think!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLZTX1LVLaC6MkNKYF3cqhw

NOTICE: We are meeting online until San Francisco releases us from face masks. Let's allow philosophical contemplation to relieve the cabin fever. The Zoom link is on the event page.

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Can relativism resolve a paradox in ethics?

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