Skye & Massimo's Philosophy Cafe: Great Unsolved Philosophical Questions

Date: 
Monday, June 4, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Elliott Library, Room 507
Admission: 
$5 Nonmembers

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: Great Unsolved Philosophical Questions

While there are lots of questions philosophers can’t answer, there are a few big ones that people have been obsessing over for thousands of years, such as: Do we really have free will? Can we know anything at all? And who am “I”? We’ll be talking about these and others; feel free to bring your favorite unanswerables! Suggested reading: 5 great unsolved philosophical questions https://blog.oup.com/2018/01/5-great-unsolved-philosophical-questions/

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

Meeting dates subject to change.