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Thursday, July 21, 2011

from Lawrence, this Sunday PhiloMadrid meeting: Experience + important News

Experience + Links on Experience by Diana and Important news from Ignacio and Carlos.
Dear friends,
The topic of this Sunday's meeting is. Experience, originally Can We Transfer Our Experiences.
Of course, the whole of western civilization, especially modern civilization, is based on sharing
and learning from each other's experience. Science itself is an edifice of experience and teaching
what we've learnt to the next generation.
But there is one minor problem with this whole programme. In order to learn from and make use of any
experience that is passed to us or that we pass on to others requires a common frame of mind. But
experience is basically a subjective event, we can describe what we feel but we cannot make each
other actually feel what we feel. In other words, the scope of transferring any experience is
probably very limited.
In the meantime, Diana has sent some links related to experience,
Hi Lawrence,
I hope you're enjoying your holiday. (yes thanks; today it was raining, windy and a bit cold – a
good excuse for double helping of cakes. !!)
I'm sending you some links related to Experience.
In The Oxford Companion to Philosophy there is a definition:
http://books.google.com/books?id=F9oAomj2IIwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+Oxford+companion+to+philosophy&hl=es&ei=4cknToK0HcSCOte3nMcK&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=experience&f=false.
You'll have to double click on Experience; it is on page 281. Once there you can enlarge the view
using the icon.
In the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy we have Rationalism vs. Empiricism
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/rationalism-empiricism/ and Phenomenology
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/phenomenology/ among many other topics related to experience.
I included
http://books.google.com/books?id=TA3R3oLdDJQC&printsec=frontcover&dq=experience+psychology&hl=en&ei=jlwkToOGHoPBswbilKn9AQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
(see first paragraph in chapter Learning from experience) just to remind us that experience is the
"stock in trade of psychology".
And finally this link of a book with a neurological perspective
http://books.google.com/books?id=sX4wQtLAJjYC&printsec=frontcover&dq=experience+cognition&hl=es&ei=O5kmTsywOtCv8QPCqfSdCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
which introduces us into the dichotomy mind versus body and inner-self versus external world (first
paragraph in page 2) and gives us a hint of how aspects our ecological and social environment enter
into the shape of our thoughts (first and second paragraphs in page 3). It's amazing!
Best regards,
Diana

Ignacio has told me that the Thursday tertulia will now be held in a different location.
Hi Lawrence,
Thank you for your e-mail, the chosen topic seems quite interesting, for sure we will have a
interesting Sunday meeting as usual.
Thank you also for giving notice in your email of the Thursday's Tertulia in English. Related to it,
just yesterday we were informed that Moores's Irish Pub, where we use to meet, is closing down next
Sunday (Economic crisis was the argued cause).
The good news is that we will continue with the Thursday's Tertulia in English from next Thursday at
Triskel Tavern (Irish Pub), c/ San Vicente Ferrer 3 (on the corner with Corredera Alta de san
Pablo), also metro Tribunal and very near to (ex)Moore's location, as always from 19:30 to 21h...
Best,
Ignacio

Finally, Carlos is still looking for speakers for next season's programme of the CLUB DEL HOMBRE
LIBRE. Details below.

CLUB DEL HOMBRE LIBRE
PROGRAMA 2011-2012
En este programa queremos proseguir con al camino de mejora y crecimiento. Seguimos con las
actividades tradicionales de Cultura, Comisiones de Trabajo y Conferencias. Le añadimos conciertos,
recitales, el programa de Filosofía y El Premio 2011-12 de Propulsor de la Libertad.
Ciclo Los Crepúsculos Culturales de Olavide:
Nueve conferencias mensuales, de Septiembre a Mayo, en las que también se ofrecen conciertos y
recitales de poesía. Cada una tiene su Inspirador, persona notable que en el pasado ha sido aclamado
y Reconocido por sus resultados en pos de la Libertad. Ejemplos propuestos:
Gandhi, Teresa de Calcuta, Froid, Einstein, Séneca, los Estoicos, el Movimiento Hippie, César,
Parménides, Platón, Pitágoras, Protágoras, Rousseau, Kant, Nietzsche, Cicerón, los Oráculos, etc.
El Ciclo abarca las 4 áreas ó niveles en que se desenvuelve el Hombre:
1. Espiritual (Providencia, Karma, Paz..)
2. Mental (Sabiduría, Entendimiento, Conocimiento…)
3. Sentimental (Amor, equilibrio…)
4. Material (Política, Económica, de Acción)
O sea, dos conferencias por cada ámbito.
Además, tenemos el Ciclo de Filosofía Pura:
Se realiza en la Facultad de Filosofía de la Universidad Complutense.
El Observatorio de La Libertad es un programa que estudia
los movimientos sociales que afectan a La Libertad, y sIrve
para pronunciarnos al respecto. Crepúsculos Culturales, Una Historia de Chamberí
-Dicha obra teatral musical, que refleja el acontecer del distrito en los últimos 700 años se
presentará.
Premio Propulsor de La Libertad 2011-2012. Se elegirá a la persona
Ó entidad que se haya destacado por la defensa de La libertad, Local, nacional ó internacionamente,
y se le entregará el Premio en el mes de Junio.

Best
Lawrence
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