Food For Thought (F4T)

Sunday, January 1, 2020

Food For Thought (F4T) is a friendly weekend brunch for people who enjoy discussing serious and “serious” topics with other smart, engaging people. We welcome everyone, whether you are a card-carrying philosopher or are maybe not quite sure who Plato was. The only qualification you need is that you enjoy thinking and eating, and can …

Muslim-ish: searching for truth, rejecting false idols, and fighting for freedom

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Who are we? We are Muslims of varying degrees of religiousness:Some of us are practicing Muslims who simply want to take a more objective look at out teachings.Some of us want to discuss certain tenets of our faith that don’t sit well with us.Some of us have come to the realization that organized religion isn’t …

Muslim-ish: searching for truth, rejecting false idols, and fighting for freedom

Wednesday, December 12, 2019

Who are we? We are Muslims of varying degrees of religiousness:Some of us are practicing Muslims who simply want to take a more objective look at out teachings.Some of us want to discuss certain tenets of our faith that don’t sit well with us.Some of us have come to the realization that organized religion isn’t …

Twelve Virtues of Rationality: How to be Less Wrong by Overcoming Bias

Saturday, January 1, 2019

Michael and other members of the Less Wrong community will be presenting their thoughts on The Twelve Virtues of Rationality: Curiosity, relinquishment, lightness, evenness, argument, empiricism, simplicity, humility, perfectionism, precision, scholarship, and the way of the void. Please read the short introductory manifesto “Twelve Virtues of Rationality” by Yudkowsky to prepare for the conversation: http://yudkowsky.net/rational/virtues/ …

Food For Thought (F4T)

Sunday, December 12, 2019

Food For Thought (F4T) is a friendly weekend brunch for people who enjoy discussing serious and “serious” topics with other smart, engaging people. We welcome everyone, whether you are a card-carrying philosopher or are maybe not quite sure who Plato was. The only qualification you need is that you enjoy thinking and eating, and can …

Muslim-ish: searching for truth, rejecting false idols, and fighting for freedom

Wednesday, December 12, 2019

Who are we? We are Muslims of varying degrees of religiousness:Some of us are practicing Muslims who simply want to take a more objective look at out teachings.Some of us want to discuss certain tenets of our faith that don’t sit well with us.Some of us have come to the realization that organized religion isn’t …

Humanisic Psychology, Carl Rogers & Transformative Power of Honest Communication

Saturday, December 12, 2018

We will be discussing Jordan Peterson’s video on Carl Rogers and Humanistic Psychology. In this lecture, Jordan Peterson talks about Dr. Carl Rogers, a humanist psychotherapist in the phenomenological tradition, and an expert on listening and embodied wisdom. Dr. Rogers offers very profound and practical lessons on the value of truthful relationships, and the power …

Food For Thought (F4T)

Sunday, December 12, 2019

Food For Thought (F4T) is a friendly weekend brunch for people who enjoy discussing serious and “serious” topics with other smart, engaging people. We welcome everyone, whether you are a card-carrying philosopher or are maybe not quite sure who Plato was. The only qualification you need is that you enjoy thinking and eating, and can …

Six Moral Foundations & You: a Discussion based on Jonathan Haidt’s Work

Saturday, December 12, 2018

Questions:1) What are the six Moral Foundations across cultures identified by Jonathan Haidt and what do they mean?(Care, Fairness, Loyalty, Authority, Purity & Liberty) 2) Is there a systematic difference in Moral Foundations of those who seek to preserve the values already achieved (roughly speaking, Conservatives) and those who eagerly seek to achieve new values …