In this 2½-hour workshop David Nowakowski led us through a tour of the Buddhist philosophies of India and Tibet. After a brief historical overview, we began with some of the key philosophical claims—and the arguments for those claims—made by the historical Buddha. Then we went on to see how later Buddhist thinkers in India expanded and elaborated on these basic insights and concluded by looking head-on at some interpretive questions, for the place of Buddhist thought in the modern world. Access resources and photos here!
In this 2½-hour workshop led by David Nowakowski, we’ll explore the rich tradition of Buddhism. No background in philosophy is required to participate in this workshop. All ages welcome. $15-30 Suggested donation — Pay what you can (If you are able to pay the full amount, this will help to cover someone in need would would like to attend; if you are in need of a scholarship, please inquire). Light snacks & hot tea provided. Space is limited.
In this TED Talk & Philosophy inspired movie night facilitated by Thomas Baumeister, we explored questions about consciousness through the practice of socratic inquiry. Primed by scholarly TED Talk discussion by David Chalmers and Seth Anil, we looked at the science and philosophy of consciousness e.g., what is it, how does it work, where does it live, what does it do for us, and why does it matter that we have it?