Who am I? What am I talking about when I say “I”? What is a “self”? Who, in fact, is even asking these questions?
The first event of The Open! Using Daniel Quinn’s “Ishmael” as our jumping-off point, we discussed topics ranging from the evolution of consciousness, to the teleology of biological life, to the fuzziness of boundaries between conceptual categories. The great achievement of the book, we decided, was its ability to engender strong, polarizing reactions.
On Tuesday, December 9th at 7pm in Los Angeles we will be hosting the first event of The Open, and will be using Daniel Quinn’s “Ishmael” as our jumping-off point.
Live The Questions is not just a website; it represents an ethos for authentic engagement with a community of ideas. Such a community is built around peer intimacy. “The Open” is precisely this space for discussion, presentation, and conversation about what matters most.