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Philosophy Club Reading Group

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• Is the world eternal? YES
• Do humans have contra-causal free will (i.e., can humans do otherwise)? NO
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• Do humans have souls? YES
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We’d like to try a reading group for Philosophy Club. Each month or so, someone will propose a short essay which we’ll read, and then discuss some evening at a fun place. To start things off, you all are invited to read Isaiah Berlin’s “Two Concepts of Liberty”. Then the plan is that we’ll meet to discuss it on Thursday, September 17th, at 7 p.m., at  the Bull’s Head Grill (west of the football stadium, in the “Blue Square” complex). Philosophy alum Dan Tate will be starting off our discussion.

It’s mainly about meeting people and having fun and interesting conversation – so don’t feel you need to have especially brilliant insights about the essay. All are welcome!


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