Intellectual Discussion Night: Free Will
August 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
New York, NY
Do you miss those intellectual conversations you used to have on the hill? Let’s keep having them. At these events we meet for dinner and discuss an intellectual topic for the evening. A member from our last event requested the topic of free will, so I’ll introduce it here:
I always felt school taught me that the world was deterministic, but it never felt inherently right to me… so in my younger years I acted as if I had free will but believed everything I did and thought was pre-determined. Only when I got to Cornell and took a 400 level computer science class by Professor Kleinberg did I learn about Godel’s incompleteness theorem. It shattered my belief in determinism, and I went about trying to disprove Godel’s incompleteness theorem. Well Godel won and convinced me once I took the time to understand his argument, and turned me into a free will advocate and agnostic. I wrote a paper to summarize what I learned and try to communicate it to others, which I believe is a logical defense of free will without any mention of religion. You can read it here:
At this meeting we will discuss this and other arguments for and against free will. We will think critically, rely on our own judgement, be open to learning, and hopefully have a great time doing it. Hope to see you there!
Fees collected will be used towards dinner and drinks for those who attend.
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Afandi Grill, 149 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Cost: $15 General Attendees, $10 Young Alumni.