Event Calendar

Monday, February 5, 2018

All day
Before 1am
5:30 PM
Adler Study - Room 514
Ethical NYC Board of Trustees Meeting
Ethical NYC Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 5:30pm
Adler Study - Room 514
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Skye & Massimo's Philosophy Cafe: On The Virtues of Loneliness
Skye & Massimo's Philosophy Cafe: On The Virtues of Loneliness
Monday, February 5, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once quipped that, “If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.” On the one hand, loneliness can be a blessing. Consider Henry David Thoreau (photo) – who went to the woods to live alone for 2 years, 2 months and 2 days – to live deeply and deliberately. Nevertheless, he still went home once a week for dinner or freshly baked cookies. There’s much to suggest that we are social beings and loneliness wreaks havoc on our health, but also having our lives too deeply entrenched with others can also bring its own set of issues. In this café, we’ll discuss the pains and pleasures of loneliness. Suggested reading: Only the lonely, by Cody Delistraty. http://tinyurl.com/jekax6e

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.

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

Meeting dates subject to change.

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Social Hall
NYC Grassroots Alliance Monthly Meeting
NYC Grassroots Alliance Monthly Meeting
Monday, February 5, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Social Hall

Join us for a panel with Alexis Baden-Mayer, Political Director of Organic Consumers Association who will discuss regenerative agriculture and why its important. Joining her will be Erika Freund, Mobile Pantry Manager of West Side Campaign Against Hunger, and Sharon Kimmelman, who is a very experienced community gardener and teacher of gardening to children on the UWS. Susan Spieler who also speak about why CSAs are important.

What does this have to do with climate change? Attend and find out!!

Grassroots Alliance is a coalition of environmental groups focused on replacing the use of fossil fuels, especially fracked shale gas, with wind, water and solar power. Events range from screenings to panel discussions to rallies and art builds. Meetings are on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.