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Philosophy – LanguageArt

Is thinking only valuable if it is useful, productive, advantageous? What is the point of a school that offers no real-world skills? Is there an aesthetic side to thinking? Can thinking be an art, something pursued as an end in itself?

Philosophy

Open Discussion

Dec. 4, 2022. Tainan, Taiwan
Bring in a topic you would like to discuss. Start with a brief overview or description of the idea. Then ask a few provocative questions to begin the conversation. 

Ideas of Beauty

Date: TBD
Are sensual pleasures, 快感, and aesthetic beauty, 美感, the same? Is beauty objective or just a matter of taste? Does beauty require judgment? What are the differences between the aesthetics of East and West?

Free Will and Determinism

Nov. 20, 2022. Tainan, Taiwan
Does the past predict the future? Does free will alter the physical world? These ideas, discussed and debated for thousands of years, remain relevant, especially in the area of jurisprudence and artificial intelligence.

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