Drink and Think: Philosophy and Discussion (and Booze)

Drink and Think: Philosophy and Discussion (and Booze)

Tue, May 30, 2017

8:00 pm

Lil' Indies

Orlando, FL

Free

This event is 21 and over

Endoxa Booking and Lil Indies are hosting a night of philosophical discussion and drinking. The topic for May 30th is capital punishment. Although the rate at which state-sanctioned executions in the United States has declined almost yearly since 1999, there have still been nine such killing this year, and 1451 since 1976. Gallup reports that 60% of survey respondents favor the death penalty for those convicted of murder, so Capital Punishment is still very much a part of American culture. Even popular beliefs should be examined, however, so that's what we'll do. Our central question is: when, if ever, is Capital Punishment morally justified?

This event is intended to foster discussion and drinking in a fun atmosphere. There will be a brief (15 - 20 minutes) presentation of the issue followed by general discussion and argument. All are strongly encouraged to participate in the discussion (that’s the whole point!).

Drink and Think: Philosophy and Discussion (and Booze)
Drink and Think: Philosophy and Discussion (and Booze)
Does the advancement of the internet, and technology in general, signal greater access and use of knowledge for a wide range of people? While some have claimed the internet functions as a kind of ‘democratization of knowledge’, others have argued such wide-ranging access has fostered little progress in creating a more informed populous. Does this mean that technological advancements have, in fact, done little to bolster educational and epistemic practices? Should we see the rapid pace of technological advancement as beneficial to society?

This event is intended to foster discussion and drinking in a fun atmosphere. There will be a brief (15 - 20 minutes) presentation of the issue followed by general discussion and argument. All are strongly encouraged to participate (that’s the whole point!).
Venue Information:
Lil' Indies
1036 N. Mills Ave
Orlando, FL, 32803
http://www.lilindies.org