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Ajabi
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11/2/2014 8:07:38 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
So this is one more try at a philosophical book club. We won't be discussing any large books, and books will be easy, and short. I will also ensure that the books are easily available. We can have a majority vote on the book. Basically I am thinking of books like Euthyphro by Plato, The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant, Eating Meat by Peter Singer, and summaries, or different papers.

So yeah I really do want to start this, we can also do political books like The Communist Manifesto, or even books like Animal Farm. In essence this group should primarily do philosophy but we can do other stuff as well.

I promise that all books will be easy, and less than or around 100 pages in length.

I suggest we open with the Apologia by Plato. It is hardly 30 pages, can be found online easily, and remains a classic of Western Literature. Anyone with me?

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11/2/2014 8:09:04 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/2/2014 8:07:38 AM, Ajabi wrote:
So this is one more try at a philosophical book club. We won't be discussing any large books, and books will be easy, and short. I will also ensure that the books are easily available. We can have a majority vote on the book. Basically I am thinking of books like Euthyphro by Plato, The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant, Eating Meat by Peter Singer, and summaries, or different papers.

So yeah I really do want to start this, we can also do political books like The Communist Manifesto, or even books like Animal Farm. In essence this group should primarily do philosophy but we can do other stuff as well.

I promise that all books will be easy, and less than or around 100 pages in length.

I suggest we open with the Apologia by Plato. It is hardly 30 pages, can be found online easily, and remains a classic of Western Literature. Anyone with me?

1. VelCrow>> only if its short :D
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11/2/2014 5:59:04 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/2/2014 8:09:04 AM, VelCrow wrote:
At 11/2/2014 8:07:38 AM, Ajabi wrote:
So this is one more try at a philosophical book club. We won't be discussing any large books, and books will be easy, and short. I will also ensure that the books are easily available. We can have a majority vote on the book. Basically I am thinking of books like Euthyphro by Plato, The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant, Eating Meat by Peter Singer, and summaries, or different papers.

So yeah I really do want to start this, we can also do political books like The Communist Manifesto, or even books like Animal Farm. In essence this group should primarily do philosophy but we can do other stuff as well.

I promise that all books will be easy, and less than or around 100 pages in length.

I suggest we open with the Apologia by Plato. It is hardly 30 pages, can be found online easily, and remains a classic of Western Literature. Anyone with me?

1. VelCrow>> only if its short :D
2. SkepticalOne
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I'm interested. I'm fairly ignorant of the heavy philosophical views, but I wouldn't mind becoming a bit more familiar.
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11/2/2014 6:12:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Sure.

Utilitarianism isn't that long, right? Just about 60 pages or so?
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11/3/2014 8:22:37 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
1. VelCrow
2. SkepticalOne
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I'm seriously interested in this and want to see this get off the ground.
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11/4/2014 9:56:11 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I'm interested but on the condition that we do good books at least every once in a while. I don't mind trudging through Mill or superficial readings of Plato (wouldn't mind parroting Foucault/Derridian opinions on various texts), but I need to know that something like a short story by Kafka or small selections from Nietzsche (for example) won't be immediately shot down.
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11/4/2014 10:00:11 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
1. VelCrow
2. SkepticalOne
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4. Subutai
5. socialpinko
6. sdavio
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Hope one of these finally works, lol. I'll read whatever's chosen..
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11/4/2014 10:00:57 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/3/2014 8:22:37 PM, Subutai wrote:
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I'm seriously interested in this and want to see this get off the ground.
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11/4/2014 10:02:31 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/2/2014 8:07:38 AM, Ajabi wrote:
So this is one more try at a philosophical book club. We won't be discussing any large books, and books will be easy, and short. I will also ensure that the books are easily available. We can have a majority vote on the book. Basically I am thinking of books like Euthyphro by Plato, The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant, Eating Meat by Peter Singer, and summaries, or different papers.

So yeah I really do want to start this, we can also do political books like The Communist Manifesto, or even books like Animal Farm. In essence this group should primarily do philosophy but we can do other stuff as well.

I promise that all books will be easy, and less than or around 100 pages in length.

I suggest we open with the Apologia by Plato. It is hardly 30 pages, can be found online easily, and remains a classic of Western Literature. Anyone with me?

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ONLY TEN SEATS AVAILABLE! NON-ACTIVE OR IDIOTIC MEMBERS WILL BE REMOVED.

how are you gonna discuss stuff? g+ or DDO forums?
Ajabi
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11/4/2014 10:03:10 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/4/2014 10:02:31 AM, Cermank wrote:
At 11/2/2014 8:07:38 AM, Ajabi wrote:
So this is one more try at a philosophical book club. We won't be discussing any large books, and books will be easy, and short. I will also ensure that the books are easily available. We can have a majority vote on the book. Basically I am thinking of books like Euthyphro by Plato, The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant, Eating Meat by Peter Singer, and summaries, or different papers.

So yeah I really do want to start this, we can also do political books like The Communist Manifesto, or even books like Animal Farm. In essence this group should primarily do philosophy but we can do other stuff as well.

I promise that all books will be easy, and less than or around 100 pages in length.

I suggest we open with the Apologia by Plato. It is hardly 30 pages, can be found online easily, and remains a classic of Western Literature. Anyone with me?

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ONLY TEN SEATS AVAILABLE! NON-ACTIVE OR IDIOTIC MEMBERS WILL BE REMOVED.

how are you gonna discuss stuff? g+ or DDO forums?

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Ajabi
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11/4/2014 10:20:27 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/4/2014 10:00:11 AM, sdavio wrote:
1. VelCrow
2. SkepticalOne
3. Bossyburrito
4. Subutai
5. socialpinko
6. sdavio
7. Joey
8. Cermank
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Hope one of these finally works, lol. I'll read whatever's chosen..
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11/4/2014 10:21:07 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/2/2014 8:07:38 AM, Ajabi wrote:
So this is one more try at a philosophical book club. We won't be discussing any large books, and books will be easy, and short. I will also ensure that the books are easily available. We can have a majority vote on the book. Basically I am thinking of books like Euthyphro by Plato, The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant, Eating Meat by Peter Singer, and summaries, or different papers.

So yeah I really do want to start this, we can also do political books like The Communist Manifesto, or even books like Animal Farm. In essence this group should primarily do philosophy but we can do other stuff as well.

I promise that all books will be easy, and less than or around 100 pages in length.

I suggest we open with the Apologia by Plato. It is hardly 30 pages, can be found online easily, and remains a classic of Western Literature. Anyone with me?

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ONLY TEN SEATS AVAILABLE! NON-ACTIVE OR IDIOTIC MEMBERS WILL BE REMOVED.

Damn. Guess I can't join. XD
Ajabi
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11/4/2014 10:23:57 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/4/2014 10:20:27 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:00:11 AM, sdavio wrote:
1. VelCrow
2. SkepticalOne
3. Bossyburrito
4. Subutai
5. socialpinko
6. sdavio
7. Joey
8. Cermank
9. RevNge
10.

Hope one of these finally works, lol. I'll read whatever's chosen..
RevNge
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11/4/2014 10:25:33 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/4/2014 10:23:57 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:20:27 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:00:11 AM, sdavio wrote:
1. VelCrow
2. SkepticalOne
3. Bossyburrito
4. Subutai
5. socialpinko
6. sdavio
7. Joey
8. Cermank
9. RevNge
10.

Hope one of these finally works, lol. I'll read whatever's chosen..

LOL, I'll get kicked out on the first meeting. XD
Ajabi
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11/4/2014 10:26:06 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/4/2014 10:25:33 AM, RevNge wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:23:57 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:20:27 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:00:11 AM, sdavio wrote:
1. VelCrow
2. SkepticalOne
3. Bossyburrito
4. Subutai
5. socialpinko
6. sdavio
7. Joey
8. Cermank
9. RevNge
10.

Hope one of these finally works, lol. I'll read whatever's chosen..

LOL, I'll get kicked out on the first meeting. XD

Nah man just readwhatschosen
RevNge
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11/4/2014 10:26:39 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/4/2014 10:26:06 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:25:33 AM, RevNge wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:23:57 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:20:27 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:00:11 AM, sdavio wrote:
1. VelCrow
2. SkepticalOne
3. Bossyburrito
4. Subutai
5. socialpinko
6. sdavio
7. Joey
8. Cermank
9. RevNge
10.

Hope one of these finally works, lol. I'll read whatever's chosen..

LOL, I'll get kicked out on the first meeting. XD

Nah man just readwhatschosen

Can I troll occasionally? XD
Ajabi
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11/4/2014 10:53:44 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/4/2014 10:26:39 AM, RevNge wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:26:06 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:25:33 AM, RevNge wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:23:57 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:20:27 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:00:11 AM, sdavio wrote:
1. VelCrow
2. SkepticalOne
3. Bossyburrito
4. Subutai
5. socialpinko
6. sdavio
7. Joey
8. Cermank
9. RevNge
10.

Hope one of these finally works, lol. I'll read whatever's chosen..

LOL, I'll get kicked out on the first meeting. XD

Nah man just readwhatschosen

Can I troll occasionally? XD

Can I have your eyes pulled out and fed to you?
RevNge
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11/4/2014 11:55:03 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/4/2014 10:53:44 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:26:39 AM, RevNge wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:26:06 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:25:33 AM, RevNge wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:23:57 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:20:27 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:00:11 AM, sdavio wrote:
1. VelCrow
2. SkepticalOne
3. Bossyburrito
4. Subutai
5. socialpinko
6. sdavio
7. Joey
8. Cermank
9. RevNge
10.

Hope one of these finally works, lol. I'll read whatever's chosen..

LOL, I'll get kicked out on the first meeting. XD

Nah man just readwhatschosen

Can I troll occasionally? XD

Can I have your eyes pulled out and fed to you?

Boo. You're no fun. :P
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11/4/2014 12:06:24 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/4/2014 10:53:44 AM, Ajabi wrote:

1. VelCrow
2. SkepticalOne
3. Bossyburrito
4. Subutai
5. socialpinko
6. sdavio
7. Joey
8. Cermank
9. RevNge
10. 9spaceking
11. BoT
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11/4/2014 12:07:30 PM
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At 11/4/2014 10:53:44 AM, Ajabi wrote:

Oops, I didn't see that it was only 10 seats. Sorry for adding the extra spaces... and since I'm the 11th - you can throw me on the waiting list. If you end up dropping someone, let me know and I'll join!
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11/4/2014 1:00:29 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Is there an open seat? I just finished reading apologia by Plato as well as some scholarly commentary for the sole purpose of participating in this discussion.
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11/4/2014 1:13:33 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/2/2014 8:07:38 AM, Ajabi wrote:
So this is one more try at a philosophical book club. We won't be discussing any large books, and books will be easy, and short. I will also ensure that the books are easily available. We can have a majority vote on the book. Basically I am thinking of books like Euthyphro by Plato, The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant, Eating Meat by Peter Singer, and summaries, or different papers.

So yeah I really do want to start this, we can also do political books like The Communist Manifesto, or even books like Animal Farm. In essence this group should primarily do philosophy but we can do other stuff as well.

I promise that all books will be easy, and less than or around 100 pages in length.

I suggest we open with the Apologia by Plato. It is hardly 30 pages, can be found online easily, and remains a classic of Western Literature. Anyone with me?

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no plz start with Crito
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11/4/2014 11:52:27 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant sounds pretty intriguing actually. Does anyone know where I can find this book online? I'll google it later when I'm at my laptop but any quick help would be appreciated :)
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11/5/2014 12:21:10 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/4/2014 12:06:24 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 11/4/2014 10:53:44 AM, Ajabi wrote:

1. VelCrow
2. SkepticalOne
3. Bossyburrito
4. Subutai
5. socialpinko
6. sdavio
7. Joey
8. Cermank
9. RevNge
10. 9spaceking
11. BoT
12. Pots
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We'll keep more and slowly take people out.
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11/5/2014 12:21:50 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/4/2014 1:00:29 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Is there an open seat? I just finished reading apologia by Plato as well as some scholarly commentary for the sole purpose of participating in this discussion.

For you there is always space.
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11/6/2014 1:00:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/5/2014 12:21:50 AM, Ajabi wrote:
At 11/4/2014 1:00:29 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Is there an open seat? I just finished reading apologia by Plato as well as some scholarly commentary for the sole purpose of participating in this discussion.

For you there is always space.

You can drop me if need be. I am willing to be an alternate.
The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible. - Salman Rushdie

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell