Byron Sophia group

A Byron Sophia Philosophical Group meeting, presentation

How do we build resilience?

Date-Time: 

Saturday, 30 January 2021 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm

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We've scheduled a Byron Sophia meeting at a convenient location in Mullumbimby -- the location details of which will be supplied when those interested RSVP for this event via the contact form, or in reply to the newsletter that is being sent out to all members. Please note that the meeting will be limited to the first eight who RSVP.

Kate Smorty for the 5th of March

Date-Time: 

Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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ralph_waldo_emerson-1000.jpgKate Smorty will be giving a 20 minute presentation on Ralph Waldo Emerson, followed by a more lengthy round-table discussion about Emerson's beliefs, how they intersect with contemporary beliefs and understanding, etc.

From Wikipedia

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882)[5] was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Round-table discussion exploring "The Courage to be Disliked"

Date-Time: 

Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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the-courage-to-be-disliked.jpgA round-table discussion1 exploring some, or many of the ideas in the book "The Courage to be Disliked".

Including the benefit of looking forward, exploring the meaning of our choices, rather than looking back into the past for the cause of present malaise, upset, difficulty etc.

Discussion of the practical benefits, and the effectiveness of teleology  -- "the study of the purpose of a given phenomenon, rather than its cause" as per the work of Alfred Adler, et al.

Some quotes from the book:

Byron Sophia Feb 6, 2020

Date-Time: 

Thursday, 6 February 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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update Tuesday 28th January, 2020

For those attending it would great if everyone came with

(a) some ideas as to how  they would like the sessions to run - procedurally; to ensure good discussion, clear respect and and enlivened and enlightened atmosphere.

and

(b) three ideas for the substance or content

Meanwhile, so we have some content of substance this first session, if we have time: