Hey, there. Nathan Hanks here with a February update on the Partially Examined Life's Not School and Citizen's Forum. While the semesters are starting, PEL Members are also meeting and talking with others about whatever is of interest. Currently there is a discussion in the forum on Nietzche's concept of "The Death of God" and a conversation in the group for Consciousness Explained by Daniel Dennett.
PEL Members can find Not School proposals, and make their own, within the Citizen's Forum. This is where current members can find each other and delve deeper into areas of mutual interest. Take a look to see if any of the proposals are appealing to you, and if so, jump aboard. If you want to read something specific, create a new post suggesting the read or topic. Once enough members come together and show interest, you can start a group, with your own forum, for extended discussions.
If you're looking for an ongoing group to join in Not School, check into its forum for any activity. You can click the box at the bottom that says "Notify me of follow-up replies via email" in case someone else comes poking around, and you can get in touch. You could also message the old members, or put the idea out there again in the Citizen’s Forum if you're looking for active members to participate in the subject. Ideally, Not School Groups are a tool for members looking for a regular space for discussion.
Past Not School Groups include: Intro Readings to Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind, Being and Time, Philosophy of Theater, Existentialism, and more. So, feel free to pick up one of these old topics and refresh it yourself.
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about Not School then feel free to get in touch with me, that's firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading!