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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Amos Hawley -- Self-organization of Civilization

BBC -- Civilization

Civilization Part 1 - BBC Series by Niall Ferguson

Dictionary -- Civilized

Toynbee -- Civilization

Wikipedia -- Civilization

Anton Chekhov

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Meeting Reminder -- June 23

Your next summer weekly reminder --

We will convene Friday, June 23, 2017 from 9:45am until 11:45am.  Our meeting place is the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, on the second floor.

This meeting will be devoted to civilization.  If there are other topics you wish to discuss, either post your suggestions in the comment section at the web page or send an email response to  

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Please note, we are meeting WEEKLY, although the catalog showed, in error, Bi-weekly.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Next Topic, Heuristics -- for June 16

Heuristics (rules of thumb, problem solving approaches, steps, refinement)

With the use of heuristics anybody can think like a philosopher!

[G]eneralisable, all-purpose techniques for the proper conduct of thought, whatever the topic ... can be utilised by non-philosophers too.
a way of solving problems by finding solutions based on your own experiences

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Bloom's Taxonomy

Friday, June 2, 2017

Next Topic -- for June 9

In our excellent first summer meeting, we opened the can of worms labeled "Epistemology."  As has happened previously, our talk led us to Bloom's Taxonomy.  We saw that there are many different ways of looking at this collection of ideas, so we decided to make BT itself the next topic.