Music has charms to run a mental marathon?
Another topic for discussion, recommended by a SIG member:
Today, in Dublin, Ireland, I encountered a church with a sign out front with a motto very similar to "the unexamined life is not worth living." I said to myself, this philosophy thing, it's getting around.
One more Friday before I will rejoin you. Remember, you are continuing to meet in my absence!
In the meantime here's an article to be thinking about, an interview with futurist, Kevin Kelly -- https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jun/12/kevin-kelly-interview-the-inevitable-book-song-ai-future?0p19G=c
Further in that vein is an interview podcast of Startalk (Neil Degrasse Tyson) with Ray Kurzweil -- https://www.startalkradio.net/show/conversation-ray-kurzweil/
Futurism is not philosophy, but philosophy must concern itself with the future. True or false?
Best regards from Donnybrook
Lifelong Philosophy, Meeting Info
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE
This Friday, we will meet at the Northside Branch of the Lexington Public Library on Russell Cave Road. We will start at 9:45 am, until 11:45 am.
I apologize for this short notice, as well as the precipitous cancellation last week. I'll fill you in Friday.
We had planned to discuss the pursuit of happiness last time, so we will consider this topic this time.
Something to think about - how do you pursue happiness, and what happens when you catch it?
Northside Branch -- http://www.lexpublib.org/locations/northside-branch
Our first meeting is looming closer, and we have confirmed with the Lexington Public Library, Eastside Branch, for 9:30am on September 9. The street address is 3000 Blake James Drive, Lexington 40509.
I will put up signs to the meeting room.
If you haven't seen a communication from me already, this is to inform you that unless there is a clamor for an alternate topic, we will be discussing, to start the first gathering, long life, longevity, and perhaps if we have enough optimists, immortality. Come prepared to participate in your own unique way.
Call me (see email for number), if you need info or if you have something to share in advance.
|"By definition exercising conscience means that one is willfully choosing through free will for themselves right action over wrong action. The concept of following orders is completely polar opposite to the concept of exercising conscience."~Passio|