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May
16
Thu
Ethical egoism (Introduction to Ethics series) @ Justine's apartment
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Philosophy-in-Manhattan
Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 PM

Justine Borer, adjunct philosophy professor at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. We’ll examine the theory of ethical egoism (the idea that peo…

Price: 18.00 USD

Ethical egoism (Introduction to Ethics series)

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:30 PM

Justine’s apartment
47 East 88th Street New York, NY

1 Members Attending

CUNY adjunct philosophy professor Justine Borer will lead this meeting. We’ll examine the theory of ethical egoism (the idea that people should always act in their own self-interest). The reading is Chapter 5 of “The Elements of Moral Philosophy,” by Rachels (available to buy, or to rent for approximately $20, on Amazon).

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May
23
Thu
Social contract theory (Introduction to Ethics series) @ Justine's apartment
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Philosophy-in-Manhattan
Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 PM

Justine Borer, adjunct professor of philosophy at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. We’ll discuss social contract theory (the idea that morali…

Price: 18.00 USD

Social contract theory (Introduction to Ethics series)

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:30 PM

Justine’s apartment
47 East 88th Street New York, NY

1 Members Attending

Justine Borer, adjunct professor of philosophy at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. We’ll discuss social contract theory, including the famous Prisoner’s Dilemma. The reading is Chapter 6 in “The Elements of Moral Philosophy,” 8th edition, by Rachels (available to buy, or to rent for approximately $20, on Amazon).

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May
30
Thu
Utilitarianism (Introduction to Ethics series) @ Justine's apartment
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Philosophy-in-Manhattan
Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 PM

Justine Borer, adjunct professor of philosophy at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. We’ll discuss utilitarianism (commonly known as “the great…

Price: 18.00 USD

Utilitarianism (Introduction to Ethics series)

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6:30 PM

Justine’s apartment
47 East 88th Street New York, NY

1 Members Attending

Justine Borer, adjunct professor of philosophy at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. We’ll discuss utilitarianism (commonly known as “the greatest good for the greatest number”) The reading is Chapter 7 in “The Elements of Philosophy,” 8th edition, by Rachels (available to buy, or to rent for approximately $20, on Amazon).

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Jun
6
Thu
Are there absolute moral rules? (Introduction to Ethics series) @ Justine's apartment
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Philosophy-in-Manhattan
Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 PM

Justine Borer, adjunct professor of philosophy at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. Are there absolute moral rules? We’ll consider Kant’s view…

Price: 18.00 USD

Are there absolute moral rules? (Introduction to Ethics series)

Thursday, Jun 6, 2019, 6:30 PM

Justine’s apartment
47 East 88th Street New York, NY

2 Members Attending

Justine Borer, adjunct professor of philosophy at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. Are there absolute moral rules? We’ll consider Kant’s view and examine issues such as using an atomic bomb. The reading is Chapter 9 in “The Elements of Moral Philosophy,” 8th edition, by Rachels (available to buy, or to rent for approximately $20, on Amazon…

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Jun
13
Thu
Kant (Introduction to Ethics series) @ Justine's apartment
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Philosophy-in-Manhattan
Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 PM

Justine Borer, adjunct professor of philosophy at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. We’ll continue our discussion of Kant from last week, this…

Price: 18.00 USD

Kant (Introduction to Ethics series)

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019, 6:30 PM

Justine’s apartment
47 East 88th Street New York, NY

1 Members Attending

Justine Borer, adjunct professor of philosophy at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. We’ll continue our discussion of Kant from last week, this time focusing on the intersection between his theory and the role of criminal punishment. The reading is Chapter 10 in “The Elements of Moral Philosophy,” 8th edition, by Rachels (available to buy, o…

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Jun
20
Thu
Virtue ethics (Introduction to Ethics series) @ Justine's apartment
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Philosophy-in-Manhattan
Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 PM

Justine Borer, adjunct philosophy professor at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. We’ll discuss virtue ethics (the theory that moral goodness i…

Price: 18.00 USD

Virtue ethics (Introduction to Philosophy series)

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019, 6:30 PM

Justine’s apartment
47 East 88th Street New York, NY

1 Members Attending

Justine Borer, adjunct philosophy professor at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. We’ll discuss virtue ethics (the theory that moral goodness is based on certain personality traits). The reading is Chapter 12 in “The Elements of Moral Philosophy,” 8th edition, by Rachels (available to buy, or to rent for approximately $20, on Amazon).

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Jun
27
Thu
What is the ideal ethical theory? (Introduction to Ethics series) @ Justine's apartment
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Philosophy-in-Manhattan
Thursday, June 27 at 6:30 PM

Justine Borer, adjunct philosophy professor at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. We’ll review the ethical theories discussed throughout the In…

Price: 18.00 USD

What is the ideal ethical theory? (Introduction to Ethics series)

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019, 6:30 PM

Justine’s apartment
47 East 88th Street New York, NY

1 Members Attending

Justine Borer, adjunct philosophy professor at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. We’ll review the ethical theories discussed throughout the Introduction to Ethics series, and try to decide what an ideal ethical theory would look like. There is no reading for this meeting.

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Sep
19
Thu
Stoicon-X New York! @ New York Society for Ethical Culture
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Skye & Massimo’s Philosophy Café
Thursday, September 19 at 6:00 PM

What? You can’t make it to the annual Stoicon in Athens, on October 5th? (https://modernstoicism.com/save-the-date-stoicon-2019-in-athens/) Well, that…

Stoicon-X New York!

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019, 6:00 PM

New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W64th St. Manhattan, NY

10 Lovers of Wisdom Attending

What? You can’t make it to the annual Stoicon in Athens, on October 5th? (https://modernstoicism.com/save-the-date-stoicon-2019-in-athens/) Well, that’s a dispreferred indifferent, of course. But you do have an alternative, if you live in New York City: Stoicon-X New York will take place on Thursday, September 19th, at the Society for Ethical Cultu…

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Sep
22
Sun
Meeting 62: Philosophy of Math @ Justine's apartment
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Philosophy-in-Manhattan
Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 PM

CUNY philosophy PhD candidate Vincent Peluce will lead us. What sort of things are mathematical truths about? How do we come to know mathematical trut…

Price: 14.00 USD

Meeting 62: Philosophy of Math

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019, 2:00 PM

Justine’s apartment
47 East 88th Street New York, NY

1 Members Attending

CUNY philosophy PhD candidate Vincent Peluce will lead us. What sort of things are mathematical truths about? How do we come to know mathematical truths? How does this knowledge fit in with the rest of our knowledge? In this meeting, we examine these questions and briefly discuss some answers to those questions. The reading can be found here: http…

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Sep
23
Mon
The metaphysics of mindfulness @ Park Plaza
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Skye & Massimo’s Philosophy Café
Monday, September 23 at 7:00 PM

Mindfulness — whatever that means, exactly — is increasingly popular. And yet, the concept if being promoted as value-neutral while it is in fact lo…

Price: 5.00 USD

The metaphysics of mindfulness

Monday, Sep 23, 2019, 7:00 PM

Park Plaza
220 Cadman Plaza W Brooklyn, NY

3 Lovers of Wisdom Attending

Mindfulness — whatever that means, exactly — is increasingly popular. And yet, the concept if being promoted as value-neutral while it is in fact loaded with (troubling) assumptions about the self and the cosmos. Let’s explore and discuss such assumptions. Suggested reading: https://aeon.co/essays/mindfulness-is-loaded-with-troubling-metaphysical…

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