Holiday Celebration!

Time to celebrate the holidays with our friends, please join us for our holiday fireside chat. Danfords  25 E Broadway Port Jefferson, New York 11777  

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Dalai Lama: The Way to Freedom

With the holiday season in full swing, this week we take some time to consider what is it that we value? Regardless of believe, many consider the wisdom of the Dalai Lama refreshing. Please join us for a worthwhile philosophical conversation. To assist in the conversation, please read the Introduction

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If Education is Freedom, What Then?

If education creates freedom, is there a requirement that we’ do’ something with our freedom? The first question, however, is can you define freedom? Then, as you mull through possible answers you may wish to consider what freedom means to the individual, but also society. Further, if we fail to

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A Conversation with Ted Koppel

Please join us for a conversation with Ted Koppel, legendary anchor of ABC News’ “Night Line.” Tickets are FREE, but limited. It’s important that you register now. Please follow the link: Ted Koppel Ticket

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Subjectivity of Language

When philosophy is at its best, it “takes on” that which is most familiar and causes the individual to re-examine an ‘idea’ it took for granted with new insight. This week we examine our interpersonal relationship with language and consider how our utterances are more than simple conversation. To assist

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The Most Beautiful Theory

  This week we focus our attention on Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and how it continues influence. Not only will the theory be explained, but how it’s implications are providing new insights into how our world works and we in turn function in the time space continuum. Ready to give

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Telling the Truth

  This week we examine whether Doctors and Nurses are duty-bound to tell the truth to their patients. We’ll consider, what’s involved, and if a lie also counts as a breach of trust. Expect a lively conversation. To assist our understanding, please read this short essay by Jennifer Jackson. To read,

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Do Machines Make History?

  This week we examine the trajectory of technology. We’ll consider how technology can be systematized, and by doing so discuss whether we can predict the next step technology will take. To assist with our discuss, please read a short essay by Robert L. Heilbroner titled, ” Do Machines Make

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The Garden Party

This week we’ll read an important work by the man who became the 1st President of the Czech Republic. To many Václav Havel is the Philosopher King made true. To the rest of us, he is a person who dedicated his life to Freedom. Assuming a Fictionalized Account,  we’ll be offering a live

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A Question Concerning Religion

Throughout time religion has been debated. However, in the Age of Science, Religion’s usefulness is now in question all together. Through the form of letters, this week we enlist Daniel Dennett and  Richard Swinburne as they each propose a course of action. During the meeting you will be asked to step

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