Event Calendar

Monday, March 5, 2018

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5:30 PM
Adler Study - Room 514
Ethical NYC Board of Trustees Meeting
Ethical NYC Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 5:30pm
Adler Study - Room 514
 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Skye & Massimo's Philosophy Cafe: Should We Engage Politically?
Skye & Massimo's Philosophy Cafe: Should We Engage Politically?
Monday, March 5, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Being politically engaged is hard. It can be tiring, stressful, and heartbreaking. It’s also easy to find excuses not to be. We’re too busy. We have bills to pay. It’s too depressing. However, some philosophers suggest that since we’re all affected by politics, if we choose not to be involved in creating the conditions of our own lives this reduces us to what Simone de Beauvoir (photo) called “absurd vegetation.” She says pushing away the responsibility of shaping the world we live in is not just lazy, it’s a moral fault because it’s tantamount to rejecting existence. At this café, we will discuss the arguments for and against being politically engaged. Suggested reading: Simone de Beauvoir’s political philosophy resonates today, by Skye Cleary. http://tinyurl.com/harqtoa

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, March 5, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Social Hall

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.