January 2018 Philosophy Think & Drink (squared)

Our January Think & Drink (squared) went swimmingly.  Our group explored emergence theory.  Specifically: Can we understand biological entities better by treating them as process rather than entities?  And what can we learn philosophically by appealing to emergence theory? To prepare for our group discussion, participants read the following articles:…

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January 2018 Philosophy Think & Drink

Our January Think & Drink was great fun!  We had a huge turn-out with almost 70% new faces! After intro’s and several great questions being posed –e.g., What/where is the line drawn relative to when something is considered “disposable” and where does intrinsic value come into play in this equation?; What is…

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December 2017 Philosophy Think & Drink

Our December Think & Drink was great fun! Some new faces joined our gathering and we enjoyed wonderful conversation about our voted upon (three-part) query of the day concerning revolution. Two favorite characterizations that came up in the course of conversation — “revolution is like dropping a stick of dynamite in an outhouse” and “revolution is carbonated evolution”! Check out more about what we discussed…and what Aristotle had to say about the matter.

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November 2017 Philosophy Think & Drink

Our November Think & Drink was awesome!  We had a huge turn-out with a lot of new faces! After several great questions were proposed, our group settled on a query posed by Thomas Baumeister.  Specifically: Are we justified to maintain that certain things have intrinsic value? And if so, on what…

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October 2017 Philosophy Think & Drink

Our October Think & Drink was delightful!  A smaller crew with some new faces, taboot — thank so much Jim Hammill for coming (we’re so glad you joined us!) — we enjoyed lively discussion about neuroscience and fatigue proposed by Dana Baumeister.  Namely: What is the neuroscience of trauma fatigue? …

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September 2017 Philosophy Think & Drink

Our September Think & Drink was a particularly lively one with a bunch of new faces added to the mix. What fun! After some deliberation, our group decided to run with a question posed by Dayna Baumeister about discourse — namely, “How do we transition from a polarized society to…

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August 2017 Philosophy Think & Drink

After a brief hiatus in June — for our 2nd Annual Brew-Wine-Chu Fundraiser & in July (for a much-needed escape into nature) — our  monthly Think & Drink was back on the scene.  And what a delightful gathering it was!  Our group convened in our normal spot (i.e., the wine…

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May 2017 Philosophy Think & Drink

This month we convened at our normal Think & drink spot….the wine vault room at The Sapphire.  We had a great crew and talked about a host of things, including: Perception Knowledge Benign negligence & curiosity The self — does it really exist (emergent or the other way around…or not…

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