Our September Think & Drink was a lively one! Consisting of philosophy students and alum from from U of M, UMT, and community members, our group started about by a number of questions…settling on “What are holidays? What does it do for us to break up the year/time with them?”…and eventually moving into a a discussion about a series of other questions. Check out what we explored & photos here!
Our September Think & Drink took place in a different watering hole than the norm. Organized and hosted by Barry & Louise Ferst, this month we opted for an outdoor space and met in their garden on Holter Street. Inspired by the surroundings of our environs we first looked at Epicureanism and what, according to it, the good life might consist of. It was not long after that that our conversation expanded outward and touched down on several other areas of exploration. Check out what we explored & photos here!
Philosophers of the ancient world consistently describe understanding ourselves and our place in the wider world as one of the first steps toward living well. In this 3-hour workshop led by scholar and special guest, David Nowakowski, PhD, we’ll look at some of insights provided by Ancient Greek thinkers concerning questions of self, free-will, responsibility, happiness, and more. Select readings and activities inspired by the Epicurean, Stoic, and Platonist traditions will be examined and applied with the aim of introducing participants to a variety of philosophical perspectives on “knowing thyself” and practical tools for living well.
This awesome chart from superscholar.org provides an abbreviated, easy to follow, and informative overview of the general flow of thought in Western Philosophy. Although missing several influential scholars, it does a great job at capturing the nuts-and-bolts of things and is very well thought-out. We hope you enjoy this visual…