- Thursday | August 27, 2020
- 11:30 am
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Adult Education – Thursday, August 27 11:30 a.m.
ARLENE HOLTZ AND BARBARA MCNEIL, facilitators
The Maimonides Café is “structured, secular chitchat,‘conducted in the sincere spirit of inquiry after truth, without fondness for dispute, or desire of victory.” Benfranklincircles.org
The following quotes are from Socrates Café – A Fresh Taste of Philosophy Christopher Philips, 1959. “There had been an upsurge of interest in the irrational the likes of which has not been seen since a similar fascination contributed to the demise of the short-lived ‘golden age of reason’ of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Millions of people still embrace such irrational phenomena as astrology. Even military commanders and politicians – even first ladies of the US – quite often resort to this method to predict whether a crucial battle or competition or significant event will have a favorable outcome.”
The purpose of this conversation will be to understand the origins of some of these irrational ideas and why we are facing the demise of reason in today’s society.