Speakers for the Marin Philosophical Society for 2017-2018
Upcoming Events 2017
Time: The Paradox of the Familiar Stranger: Carl Strasen will delve into classical and contemporary theories and conceptions of time. He will cover some of the insights from ancient Greek, pre-modern and modern philosophers about what time is. The material from the ancient Greeks, in particular the skeptics, provides ample interesting and vexing paradoxes to be explored. The tension between time as motion, time as number, time as a subjective experience, and time as an objective entity with no observer will be discussed. A resolution will be suggested and, as usual, it is none of the above.
Carl Strasen is a dedicated amateur philosophy student who has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley. He left U.C. Berkeley because of its excessive focus on analytic philosophy and spent 25 years in what became the Silicon Valley. He has retired from electronics.
Upcoming Events 2018
February 19 Robert Strayer, PhD. World History: A New Approach to the Human Past
March 19 Bill Garrett, PhD. Eugenics: How modern humanity seeks enhancement through science and technology
April 16 Fred Heitman will share his experiences in a talk titled: “Life in ER: Controversies in Modern Medical Ethics”
May 21 Peter Robinson will be delving into “The Philosophy behind the Pursuit of Happiness: Is it cultural, political, social, economic, spiritual or something else?”
June 18 Marlene Berkoff will be analyzing “The Myth of the Rational Man
July 16 Dr. Anna Ewins will present a topic in art appreciation
August 20 Clark Chelsey will be comparing: Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton
September 17 Jim Stopher is working on a topic having to do with Music Appreciation
October 15 To be announced
November 19 Peter Fairfield, LAc will lead us on the “The Tibetan Path to Enlightenment”
December—we don’t meet