Saturday, July 13, 11:30am-2:30pm, Club Level CoWorking, 35 E. Gay St., Ste. 260

Don’t believe in God? You are not alone! Join the Humanist Community of Central Ohio [HCCO], a community that values people, emphasizes reason, and focuses on this world.

This month’s program: “Philosophy of Self,” by Dr. Meghan B. Raehll.

Dr. Meghan B. Raehll serves as a faculty member at Franklin University with expertise spanning personal identity, philosophy of religion, cognitive science/learning theories, and educational leadership. She received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

In this discussion, Dr. Raehll challenges prominent conventions within personal identity theories that suggest in order to truly be “one’s self,” a person need be a persisting substance and/or preserve a continuous psychological state. In contrast, Dr. Raehll carves out the space for consideration of a biologically-grounded “selfing” process that extends beyond the human organism to include elements of the ecosystem. The result is a biologically embedded, emergent, and extended approach to personal identity.

Join us at 11:30am for free fruit, bagels, pastries, and coffee in the meeting room; the formal program will begin at 12noon.

There are 2-hour and 3-hour parking meters for 75 cents an hour on Gay St., Third St., Long St., and Spring St. Note: don’t use the green parking meters on Gay St. They are $1 for only a half-hour. There is also a parking lot at the northwest corner of N. Third St. and E. Long St. for $5.

Note: This meeting location is not accessible for wheelchair users or for others who have limited mobility. There are three steps up from the sidewalk to the entrance door and there are four steps up from the entrance door to the lobby.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 11:30am

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