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Café Philo DC: "Is Great Art Objective or Just a Matter of Taste?"
Moderator: Bob Aldrich, an alum of the U of C Lab School

Cost: Free
No Registration Required
Café Philo DC is a moderated, philosophical roundtable discussion for the general public founded by Ken Feldman in 1999. Modeled on the Parisian prototype, the event welcomes all philosophically curious people to discuss the big questions in life. Topics usually encourage the practical application of philosophical principles. Past topics include: Am I sane? Does knowledge inhibit the imagination? What is humor? Is mathematics merely a human construct? Who belongs to that voice in my head? Does freedom of choice enslave us? Should atheists proselytize? Is romance a necessary illusion? What is the role of reason in human affairs? Are we making progress? Can a reader understand a novel better than its author? Are there limits to tolerance? Is the individual more important than the community? What is the basis for morality? Are truth and justice myths? and What is the relationship between art and morality?

Discussions usually take place on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month and are complemented by a Yahoo discussion list called Café Philo DC Dialogue ( Please contact Ken Feldman at [email protected] with questions and requests to be placed on the listserv for meeting notices and background material relevant to each topic. This information may also be found on the Café Philo DC Dialogue discussion list.
Event Contact
Ken Feldman AB'74 Philosophy

Staff Liaison
Mari Meyer

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Event Information
Saturday, Feb 22 2014 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm [ iCal ]
Tenley-Friendship Branch, DC Public Library (Large Meeting Room)
4450 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006 US