You are warmly invited to share your thoughts, experiences, and thinking at these great conversations in April/May — on subjects ranging from Freud, and Ralph Nader, to Fantasy, the Dark Side of Comedians, Why We Love &; Why We Cheat, and Humanity’s Future.

You are warmly invited to share your thoughts, experiences, and thinking at these great conversations in April/May — on subjects ranging from Freud, and Ralph Nader, to Fantasy, the Dark Side of Comedians, Why We Love & Why We Cheat, and Humanity’s Future. 

These exciting, important conversations are just a sample of the dozens currently available on the calendar of Conversations New York, at  https://conversationsnewyork.com/calendar-of-conversations/

Please confirm the information below by checking the fuller listing on the Calendar.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read the complete information on any event  via the link on the CNY calendar – some events require RSVP or require pre-registration, or charge a nominal fee; and occasionally event organizers change event dates or cancelled.

 

DATE/TIME: Wed., April 23, 6:30 pm

TOPIC: Freud’s BEYOND THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE

CONVENOR: Perennial and Hermetic Philosophies Study Group

LOCATION: Panera Bread Café (38-01 35th Avenue (off Steinway street), Astoria, Queens 11101, NY 11101)

RSVP athttp://www.meetup.com/Perennial-and-esoteric-philosophy-study-group-of-NYC/events/168452262/

 

DATE/TIME: Thurs., April 24, 7-9 pm

TOPIC: WHAT DO YOU SEE AS HUMANITY’S FUTURE – MORALLY, POLITICALLY, SOCIALLY, PHYSICALLY?

CONVENOR: NYC Socrates Cafe

LOCATION: Bread & Butter (419 Park Ave S # A, New York, NY 10016)

RSVP at  http://www.meetup.com/NYCSocratesCafe/events/174144002/

 

DATE/TIME: Sun., April 27, 2-5 pm

TOPIC: ALIF THE UNSEEN by G. Willow Wilson

CONVENOR:  NY SciFi & Fantasy Club

LOCATION:  Must join group and RSVP to obtain meeting location.   ​http://www.meetup.com/NYSciFi-Fantasy/events/174419212/

 

DATE/TIME: Tues., April 29, 5:30-6:3)0 pm

TOPIC:  THE DARK SIDE OF BEING A GOOD COMEDIAN

CONVENOR: St. Agnes Library Article Discussion Group

LOCATION: St. Agnes Library (Amsterdam Ave. – see listing on Calendar for address and map)

 

DATE: Thurs.,  May 1, 4:30-6:30 pm

TOPIC:  INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S WRITING GUILD DISCUSSION GROUP

CONVENOR: Hannelore Hahn

LOCATION:  NY Public Library, 67th Street Library, East 67th Street (see Calendar listing for address and map)

 

DATE: Tues., May 6, 6:30-9:00

TOPIC: WHY WE LOVE, WHY WE CHEAT, by Helen Fisher

CONVENOR: Club Ted

LOCATION: 49 Grove  (btw Christopher St and 7th Ave)

RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/ClubTED/events/176471792/

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Friendship – Apr 17

Friendship

Socratic Conversation with Ron Gross

Thursday, April 17, 4-5:15pm

Please arrive by 3:45.pm

 

Gottesman Library, Teachers College
525 West 120th St.  – between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenues, north side of street 
#1 train to 116th St.
RSVP to grossassoc@aol.com and http://www.meetup.com/Conversations-New-York/events/176548712/

 

A photo ID is required for admission to building.
PLEASE ARRIVE BY 3:45.
There will be a display of relevant books.
Coffee and refreshments can be purchased as you enter the Library.


Please come to share our experiences, understanding, and questions, including:

(1)What kind of friend do you try to be?

(2)What do you seek from your friends?

(3)Does friendship “just happen” and “grow naturally” –

or are there skills and techniques that can be helpful?

What’s one you’ve learned?

(4)Is friendship different at different stages of life?

(5)Do women’s and men’s friendships differ? How?

(6)How do you feel about re-connecting with old friends  with whom you have lost touch,  via Internet searching or other means?

(7) Are your friendships affected by digital technologies?

(Those Facebook “Friends”…)

(8) What is one of your favorite portrays of friendship in literature, movies, TV, or other genres?  (Like Friends,  Seinfeld, or….?)

(9)What happens when friendships change, falter, or fail?

 

Optional Reading:
Available free on-line:
Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics: Book VIII
Michael de Montaigne, On Friendship

Other:
Jacques Derrida, The Politics of Friendship
Steve Duck, Friends,For Life: The Psychology  of Personal Relationships
Joseph Epstein, Friendship: An Expose

Next Socratic Conversation: Thursday, 5/29.