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May 2018
May
12

Calling All Stoics

Saturday, May 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Public Arcade at 550 Madison Ave, 550 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022 US

We are a group of thoughtful conversationalists who discuss philosophical ideas. Many of our members have expressed interest in Stoicism, and we are inviting all Stoics to join us in discussing the core principles and practices of Stoicism. We are not looking for scholarly presentations on Stoicism. We will simply go around the table, and have each person talk about their own practice of Stoicism, and how it has helped them lead a better life. We are calling all Stoics…

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May
12

Jordan Peterson & Stoicism: Similarities & Differences

Saturday, May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Public Arcade at 550 Madison Ave, 550 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022 US

This conversation will summarize the core principles and practices of Stoicism, and discuss similarities and differences between Stoicism and Jordan Peterson’s philosophy. We will be joined by 20+ members of other conversation groups.

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May
13

Food For Thought (F4T)

Sunday, May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
White Oak Tavern, 21 Waverly Place
New York, NY US

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 do both at the same time! The F4T Brunch (formerly, the 'Metacognitive Brunch') will meet monthly, on the fourth Sunday of each month. We will…

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May
16

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

Wednesday, May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 for us and want to discuss why. What do we want? We want to find the truth, no matter what it is, and fight for…

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May
19

Jordan Peterson’s Rule #9 – Assume that the person you are listening to…

Saturday, May 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Public Arcade at 550 Madison Ave, 550 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022 US

“A conversation where it is the desire for truth itself—on the part of both participants—that is truly listening and speaking... So, listen, to yourself and to those with whom you are speaking. Your wisdom then consists not of the knowledge you already have, but the continual search for knowledge, which is the highest form of wisdom... Assume that the person your are listening to might know something you don’t.” See this brief video to get the most out of this…

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