What we're about

Welcome to the Denver Philosophy Club. To begin with the standard question—What is Philosophy?—Philosophy is part logic, part critical thinking, part tinkering and part understanding—as well much, much more. To be a bit more precise Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence especially when considered as an academic discipline. Another words philosophy is the examination of our life.

Philosophy goes through a series of stages in discussion, dialogue or argument. First Aporeia from the Greek to mean perplexity; next, Praxa meaning action or practice; finally Philosophia from the Greek to mean ‘love of wisdom’.

There are several definitive disciplines of Philosophy. Epistemology (taken from the Greek ‘epistēmē’ meaning knowledge) which is the study of knowledge, truth, belief, justification as theories of knowledge. Logic (from the Greek ‘logos’ meaning reason or word) is the study of reasoning, argumentation, validity and certainty. Metaphysics (in Greek to literally mean ‘beyond’ or ‘after’ and ‘physics’ taken from a book Aristotle wrote after ‘The Physics’) which is the study of the fundamental nature of reality.

Philosophical Morality, where morality is to mean “a class of rules held by society to govern the conduct of its members behavior”, thus Philosophy of Morality is the study of those rules of conduct and their justifications as ethical theories. And Aesthetics (from the Greek aisthetikos to mean esthetic, sensitive or sentient) which is the study of art, beauty, taste, perception and the nature of judgments. There are numerous ‘notable to mention’ fields in Philosophy. Philosophy of Mathematics; Philosophy of Logic; Philosophy of History; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; and the Philosophy of Language to just name a few.

There are philosophical topics such as Free Will, or 'do we have free will or are we products of determinism’?—

So we are a discussion group that does ‘philosophy’.

The Format of the Meetings:

Topics are suggested and refined by those attending the meeting. Then by pure democracy we collectively vote for the best 2-4 top topics and break into 2-4 groups to discuss them.

Some general guidelines for the meetings:

We tackle philosophical issues casually and informally. If you are into some deep conversation about life, existence and the nature of knowledge and value—this is the group for you. If you are into academic, in-depth, complex dialogue about esoteric philosophical matters—well this group is for you as well.

If you would like a lively discussion to rival those you spent in the wee hours at college, while your brain marinated in substances whose names you can no longer pronounce now that you've taken them, then by all means join us!

Membership is free to attend. However, if anybody wishes to provide a donation to help offset the nominal fees Meetup.com charges, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

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The DPC's Monthly Symposium

My Brother's Bar

Welcome to The Denver Philosophy Club. A place for a dialogical discussion. This is our DPC’s Monthly Symposium. This is our monthly Symposium Meeting. A Dinner discussion at My Brothers Bar,[masked]th St., Denver CO.

I do need an accurate RSVP because I make dinner reservations for the folks who sign up for this meeting.

This open to the public discussion club designed to bring together anyone from any walk of life with varying different degrees of expertise and knowledge to discuss philosophy. We are philosophers’ engaging in public, intellectual discourse. Our discussion club's goal is to practice dialogical discussions on philosophy.

This is our second most formal meeting. DPC’s Monthly Symposium is a formalist discussion that will be gauged toward philosophical topics. We begin with topics and work our way into a joint investigation. We strictly observe and follow our guidelines in this meeting. This meeting is a dinner party at a formal restaurant. I would like our RSVP’s to be accurate.

We meet @My Brothers Bar to discuss Philosophy. This meeting is for the Fourth Wednesday of the Month.

The New Lyceum

Online event

Hiya philosophers I’ll begin hosting @6:40 for any pre-discussion topics. Our discussion starts @7; by 7:15 voting will begin. Post 9 pm will lead on into current affairs and politics.

For the format of our meeting see link:
https://www.denverphilosophos.com/welcome-to-the-denver-philosophy-club

Anyhoo...
Welcome to The Denver Philosophy Club. A place for a dialogical discussion. This is our New Lyceum Meeting. We will meet the first Wednesday of every month—now hosted as a Zoom discussion.

This open to the public discussion club designed to bring together anyone from any walk of life with varying different degrees of expertise and knowledge to discuss philosophy. We are philosophers’ engaging in public, intellectual discourse. Our discussion club's goal is to practice dialogical discussions on philosophy. This is the most informal of meetings. No Politics Ban will be loosened to discuss Pop Culture and society.

The New Lyceum has two purposes; stimulate public discourse and examine the culture, times and human condition and world around us. Starting with Pop Culture.

As R. Feynman put it “I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.” In some way philosophers ask unanswerable questions. But it is really up to the artist to explore those unanswered questions. For this reason Pop Culture has a ton of philosophy to examine.

Art explores the questions philosophers ask. And this is the environment where we can explore those questions and answers.

Philosophy Addicts Anonymous

My Brothers Bar

Welcome to The Denver Philosophy Club. A place for a dialogical discussion. This is our Philosophy Addicts Anonymous Meeting.

This open to the public discussion club designed to bring together anyone from any walk of life with varying different degrees of expertise and knowledge to discuss philosophy. We are philosophers’ engaging in public, intellectual discourse. Our discussion club's goal is to practice dialogical discussions on philosophy.

Our discussion club's goal is to practice dialogical discussions. We observe a formal dialogical method of doing philosophy.

Philosophy Addicts Anonymous designed to be like a support group therapy style meeting.

This meeting is the most formal of our meetings for two reasons; first distractions, noise are a minimum because we are in the basement; second the format of the meeting has all of us in a circle facing one another so we can speak, listen and contemplate together. We meet in the basement of the Irish Snug.

I don't mind if you're late, or early. If early you'll be there for a bit of the pre-discussion. If you're late, you'll be there when current affairs and politics discussion. Our attendance is lax. If you sign up and forget to change your rsvp—no problem. If you’re not busy come early; if you’re late come fashionable—for you will be welcome no matter what. RSVP accuracy is not necessary. This is a bar/cafe as our venue. They serve some food and drinks. I may bring some literature for the topic or show some kind of multimedia when the occasion calls for it.

This meeting is Philosopher orientated and it’s meant to be modeled after support groups. A centralized discussion on a single philosopher or idea.

The Philosophy of (Something)?

Online event

Welcome to The Denver Philosophy Club. A place for a dialogical discussion. This is our “Philosophy Of (Something)?” Meeting. Usually pre-discussion starts at 6:45 pm. Our formal discussion starts @7 where I introduce the topics and by about 7:15 we will vote the topic up for discussion. Our formal meetings ends by 9 pm. Current affairs & Politics can be discussed after 9 pm. Below is DPC’s website, facebook group, meetup and Zoom link, with passcode, are all below.
Denver Philosophy Club:
www.denverphilosophos.com
Our Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DenverPhilosophy
Meetup:
https://www.meetup.com/philosophy-34/

Before COVID-19 this was our “Mercury Cafe in Downtown Denver” Meeting. Now, our discussions are currently broadcast on the inter web via Zoom. You must be logged into your own Zoom account in order to join our discussion Wednesday. The passcode to get into the Zoom room is[masked]:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6133173900?pwd=Y1VwcUN2YkVmUk93OCtZYU8vcUs0QT09

Our Zoom meetings are open to the public designed to bring together anyone from any walk of life with varying different degrees of expertise and knowledge to discuss philosophy. We are philosophers’ engaging in public, intellectual discourse. Our discussion club's goal is to practice dialogical discussions on philosophy.

So the Philosophy of Something? There are numerous fields in Philosophy with this title; Philosophy of Mathematics; Philosophy of Logic; Philosophy of History; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; and the Philosophy of Language to just name a few.

There is indeed a “philosophy” of everything and the guides to this discussion is to explore, examine and explicate that “something”... Hopefully this will help you understand your own philosophical position. So—What is your “Philosophy”?

Outside the academic areas of philosophy there exists questions that academics do not touch. So called “Philosophy Of” types of questions concerning our everyday life. What is the purpose of baseball?—What is the Philosophy of Sports? For example....

So how do we discuss this "Philosophy of?” topic? We are here to have ‘the philosophy of’ discussion by expanding the "Philosophy Of" slogan onto some real world enterprises. And since Philosophy is at the core of all our inquiries into human endeavors it is an apt place to start.

For example: "Philosophy Of" Work? "Philosophy Of" Vacation? "Philosophy Of" Sleep? "Philosophy Of" Eating & Food? "Philosophy Of" Bad Habits? "Philosophy Of" Gossip?

Usually one topic (or word), like 'what is the philosophy of’ Life Sciences? Or Sport Sciences? Or Games? Or Hobbies? Or History? Or whatever, Etc.? As well what is the philosophy of Economics? Of the Press? Of Politics? Of Current Affairs? Of the Birds & Bees? Of Football? Of Drinking Spirits, Liquor, Beer & Wine? ... Of Life?

Hopefully I’ve explained the format of our meeting’s goal and this has given you some idea of what to expect in discussion. The following should give you some idea of our two rules, discussion procedure, discussion guidelines for our meetings in general:
https://www.denverphilosophos.com/welcome-to-the-denver-philosophy-club

Alright folks that’s all I got, looking forward to Wednesday night discussion.
Dan.

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Zooming The Philosophy of (Something)?

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