Event Calendar

Monday, December 10, 2018

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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor)
Skye & Massimo's Philosophy Cafe: The philosophy of New Year's resolutions
Skye & Massimo's Philosophy Cafe: The philosophy of New Year's resolutions
Monday, December 10, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor)

The Café is run by philosophers Skye Cleary (http://tinyurl.com/yddu38tf) and Massimo Pigliucci (http://tinyurl.com/msm6d6u). It is based on the principle of the Socratic dialogue. Every meeting has a simple theme (e.g., should we be afraid of death? What's the ethics of eating?), which is introduced by Skye and Massimo on the basis of short, accessible, suggested (but not mandatory!) readings. The rest of the meeting then features an open discussion among participants, facilitated by Skye and Massimo, aiming at sharpening our thinking about whatever subject matter is being examined.

Topic: The philosophy of New Year's resolutions

Make a resolution or don’t make a resolution; you will regret either. Or so the Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard might quip. One estimate suggests that almost half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and yet less than 10% successfully follow through. Maybe we forget about them long before our snow boots dry out. Maybe life takes us on a different path. Maybe we stop caring. Maybe we simply fail. It might be tempting to do away with this farce altogether, but before we commit to being noncommittal about the New Year, it’s worth thinking through some of the options.

Suggested readings: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/12/22/advice-new-years-resoluti... and http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-01/philosophers-guide-to-new-years-re...

For more information, visit the Cafe's Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/SkyeandMassimophilosophycafe

Meeting dates subject to change.

 
 
7:00 PM
Auditorium
Broadway Inspirational Voices - Joy & Inspiration: Annual Holiday Concert
Broadway Inspirational Voices - Joy & Inspiration: Annual Holiday Concert
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
Auditorium

Information and tickets: http://bivoices.org/biv-joy-and-inspiration

Holidays are a time to celebrate. What better way than to assemble for holiday music! The first half of our concert, Joy & Inspiration, will deliver just that. The second half we will perform gospel music. We have chosen songs that bring support to a world in need of moments of community. BIV is an example of many different people of different backgrounds gathering together, unified through music. On the eve of our 25th anniversary as a choir, we'd like you to join us as we begin the festivities early. Let us be joyful this holiday season. Let's all come together and allow the music to empower us, heal us, and revive us.