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June 2015

Philosophy Book of the Month
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Discuss "Holding Fire"

Discuss the May 2015 book of the month Holding Fire: Short Stories of Self-Destruction.

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Which story is your favorite?

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May 9th, 2015, 6:30 pm

by Scott

Discuss "The No-Nonsense Guide to Islam" by Ziauddin Sardar

Discuss the April 2015 philosophy book of the month, "The No-Nonsense Guide to Islam" by Ziauddin Sardar

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April 26th, 2015, 10:30 pm

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Discuss "The Moral Arc" by Michael Shermer

Discuss the March 2015 book of the month, The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom by Michael Shermer

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The Moral Arc - Beginning and Definitions

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May 3rd, 2015, 11:18 pm

by Renee

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Life is boring & most people are ignorant. What's the point?

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Is there such a thing as a 'fact'?

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Can There Be Objectively "Correct" Morals?

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Same Sex Marriage

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If there is a God, why is there evil?

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Does Pornography Qualify as Art?

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by UniversalAlien

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