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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

First Meeting, Fall 2017

Greetings to all who have enrolled in the Lifelong Philosophy SIG -- OLLI at UK.  Our first meeting will be realized before you know it.  To wit, September 8 from 9:45-11:45 am at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library.  We will be in one of the meeting rooms on the second floor.  From either entrance, go toward the children's books for the elevator or stairs.

In the first meeting, we will spend some time getting acquainted, so be thinking about a short but punchy introduction of yourself.  After that, we will address the idea of Lifelong Philosophy, and let's discuss the direction in which we want the group to go.

Be sure to check the SIG's web site for up-to-date info.  This web page can be found at

Write me an email at, if other questions come to mind!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

OLLI Open House Fall 2017

A sampling of topics from Summer 2017:

  • Reading -- what reading contributes to your philosophy?
  • The Philosophy of Music
  • Why is so much of today's interaction "dumbed down?"
  • Plato's Allegory of the Cave
  • Philosophy and the Senses
  • The Banyan Tree of Knowledge
  • Systems, Supersystems, Subsystems
  • Powers of Ten
  • Spiral Dynamics
  • Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Self-organization of Civilization
  • Heuristics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Epistemology
  • The Illusion of Competence