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Rationality

jon bondy @jonbondy

Shaw's - Burlington, VT
570 Shelburne Rd

Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Boilerplate: I gave up on the Meetup method of charging an annual fee after they stole $15 from me without authorization. This Meetup costs me roughly $180/year to run. If you can afford to contribute $5/year, that would be helpful. If you suddenly need to change your RSVP from Yes to No, I understand, but doing this an hour or two before the event makes it almost impossible for those on the waiting list to attend. Please try to make a final decision about attending by late on Saturday if you can. Some people are naturally outspoken, but others are not. If you are outspoken, please try to say your piece and then hold back a bit so that those who are less forceful get a chance to participate easily. We meet in the Community Room at the Shaws at the intersection of routes 189 and 7; the Community Room is at the parking lot end of aisle 2. The room is often cool, so you might want to bring a sweater, even during the summer. --- Our group takes rationality as a fundamental premise; our intellectual conversations use terms like cause and effect and our explanations are usually required to be "rational". The following podcast (WHICH YOU MUST LISTEN TO in order to participate in this Discussion) intrigued me when the participants explained that the arguments used against rationality are, themselves, inherently rational. How could one argue against rationality except using rational arguments? https://soundcloud.com/instituteofartandideas/e160-the-right-way-to-think-paul-boghossian-mary-jane-rubenstein-alister-mcgrath Let's discuss the issues that came up in the podcast!