October Philosopher’s Café is Thursday at Kavarna

The monthly Philosopher’s Cafe will be meeting this Thursday (Oct. 14) from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Kavarna coffeeshop, 143 N. Broadway in downtown Green Bay.  This month’s discussion, which will be introduced by Joel Mann of the St. Norbert Philosophy Department, is on medicine and philosophy in the ancient world. Mann says the two were often closely linked in the ancient world, and some may be surprised to find that philosophy, in its reflections on the good life, often drew on concepts current in contemporary medicine. How important is biological theory to medical practice? Analogously, how relevant is ethical theory to practical living? “Together, we’ll learn a bit about philosophy and medicine in Ancient Greece, which should lead into a fruitful discussion on the practice of medicine then and today.” Visit the group’s website for more.

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Prof. Christopher Martin of Humanistic Studies, UW-Green Bay’s contact for the Philosopher’s Café, says next month’s discussion, on business ethics, led by Leanne Kent, is scheduled for Nov. 11 at the Harmony Café, if you’d like to pencil in the date now.

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