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TUES Oct 6 – Ten Philosophical Mistakes: Human Society

WHEN:
TUESDAY, October 6, 2009 6:30 PM

TOPIC:
Ten Philosophical Mistakes
by Mortimer J. Adler
Chapter 9 Human Society

LEADER:
Jim Kirk

DESCRIPTION:
Ten Philosophical Mistakes is about basic errors in modern thought-how they
came about, their consequences, and how to avoid them.  Each month, we will
discuss one of the ten mistakes, what it is and how it relates to
Objectivism.  Does Objectivism make the mistake or solve the mistake?
The leader summarizes the chapter and leads the discussion.

WHERE:
Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
2153 E. Alameda Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
480-921-1156
Use http://www.mapquest.com/ to get directions from your location.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-8707 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
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Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
Snacks or beverage to share or a monetary donation.

SAT Sep 19 – Transhumanism & Life Extension

WHEN:
SATURDAY, September 19,2009 7:00 PM

TOPIC:
Transhumanism and Life Extension
Talk by Nova Walsh

DESCRIPTION:
Nova Walsh will review the science and research behind prolonging your life,
what you can do now and what possibilities the future holds.  The impact on
ethics that longer or unlimited lifespans may cause will be discussed from an
Objectivist perspective.

WHERE:
Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
2153 E. Alameda Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
480-921-1156
Use http://www.mapquest.com/ to get directions from your location.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-8707 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
Snacks or beverage to share or a monetary donation.

TUES Sept 1 – Ten Philosophical Mistakes: Human Nature

WHEN:
TUESDAY, September 1, 2009 6:30 PM

TOPIC:
Ten Philosophical Mistakes
by Mortimer J. Adler
Chapter 8 Human Nature

LEADER:
John Kannarr

DESCRIPTION:
Ten Philosophical Mistakes is about basic errors in modern thought-how they
came about, their consequences, and how to avoid them.  Each month, we will
discuss one of the ten mistakes, what it is and how it relates to
Objectivism.  Does Objectivism make the mistake or solve the mistake?
The leader summarizes the chapter and leads the discussion.

WHERE:
Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
2153 E. Alameda Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
480-921-1156
Use http://www.mapquest.com/ to get directions from your location.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-8707 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
Snacks or beverage to share or a monetary donation.

SAT Aug 15 – Harmony of Interests: Fact or Fiction

WHEN:
SATURDAY, August 15, 2009 7:00 PM

TOPIC:
The Harmony of Interests: Fact or Fiction
Talk by Jackie Hazelton

DESCRIPTION:
In the first essay in The Virtue of Selfishness titled The Objectivist Ethics,
Ayn Rand wrote, “The Objectivist ethics holds that human good does not
require human sacrifices and cannot be achieved by the sacrifice of anyone to
anyone.  It holds that the rational interests of men do not clash–that there
is no conflict of interests among men who do not desrie the unearned, who do
not make sacrifices nor accept them, who deal with one another as traders,
giving value for value.” (p. 31 in the paperback edition) This principle has
come to be known as the harmony of interests.  But is it true?  Jackie
Hazelton will share her thoughts on the subject.

You may want to review the short essay The ‘Conflict’s of Men’s Interests also
in the Virtue of Selfishness.

WHERE:
Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
2153 E. Alameda Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
480-921-1156
Use http://www.mapquest.com/ to get directions from your location.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-8707 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
Snacks or beverage to share or a monetary donation.

TUES August 4th: Ten Philosophical Mistakes: Freedom of Choice

WHEN:
TUESDAY, August 4, 2009 6:30 PM

TOPIC:
Ten Philosophical Mistakes
by Mortimer J. Adler
Chapter 7 Freedom of Choice

LEADER:
Joe Cobb

DESCRIPTION:
Ten Philosophical Mistakes is about basic errors in modern thought-how they
came about, their consequences, and how to avoid them.  Each month, we will
discuss one of the ten mistakes, what it is and how it relates to
Objectivism.  Does Objectivism make the mistake or solve the mistake?
The leader summarizes the chapter and leads the discussion.

WHERE:
Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
2153 E. Alameda Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
480-921-1156
Use http://www.mapquest.com/ to get directions from your location.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-8707 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
Snacks or beverage to share or a monetary donation.

Sat July 18: Annual Potluck and Party

If you plan to attend, please let us know so we can be sure to purchase an
adequate amount of chicken.

Jackie & Lyman Hazelton are hosting the ninth annual
Arizona Objectivists’ Potluck and Party at their home
on Saturday, July 18, 2009 beginning at 6 PM.

DINNER:
Chicken – Fried and Grilled
Make Your Own Sundae

YOU BRING:
A side dish, a dessert, or beverages.
Options include: salad (potato, fruit, green, pasta, etc.),
vegetables, cookies, cake, wine, beer.
Please avoid anything that needs to be heated.
We’ve got the chips covered too.

DISCUSSION:
Free Minds ’09 Conference recap by Jackie and other attendees.
OCON 2009 Summer Conference recap by Bill Perry

WHERE:
Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
2153 E. Alameda Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
480-921-1156
Use http://www.mapquest.com/ to get directions from your location.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-8707 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

SAT June 27: Allison on The Financial Crisis: Causes and Possible Cures

WHEN:
SATURDAY, June 27, 2009 7:00 PM

TOPIC:
The Financial Crises: Causes and Possible Cures
Video of John Allison Recorded January 29, 2009

DESCRIPTION:
The media, politicians, and even many businessmen have blamed today’s
financial meltdown on capitalism.  But is this talk, John Allison–the
longest tenured CEO of a top-25 financial services company argues that this
crisis is a legacy of the government’s anti-capitalist policies.

Mr. Allison presents his unique perspective of the financial services industry
to support his argument that massive government intervention into the U.S.
economy–from the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913 to a reckless
crusade to encourage home-ownership–laid the groundwork for an unsustainable
real estate boom.  He offers his views on what contributed to the current
financial crisis and how the government’s response to the inevitable bust–a
frenzied series of bailouts, nationalizations, and “stimulus” efforts–is
only making things worse.

Finally, Mr. Allison discusses some of this proposed immediate and long-term
solutions for moving us towards a stronger economy.  He concludes that
capitalism, far from being the cause of today’s crisis, is its only cure.

BIO:
John Allison is chairman of the board of BB&T Corporation.  He began his
service with BB&T in 1971, became president in 1987 and was elected chairman
and CEO in 1989 (serving as CEO until the end of 2008).  During Mr. Allison’s
tenure, BB&T has grown from $4.5 billion to $137 billion in assets.

WHERE:
Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
2153 E. Alameda Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
480-921-1156
Use http://www.mapquest.com/ to get directions from your location.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-8707 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
Snacks or beverage to share or a monetary donation.

TUES: Ten Philosophical Mistakes: Happiness and Contentment

WHEN:
TUESDAY, June 2, 2009 6:30 PM

TOPIC:
Ten Philosophical Mistakes
by Mortimer J. Adler
Chapter 6 Happiness and Contentment

LEADER:
Jackie Hazelton

DESCRIPTION:
Ten Philosophical Mistakes is about basic errors in modern thought-how they
came about, their consequences, and how to avoid them.  Each month, we will
discuss one of the ten mistakes, what it is and how it relates to
Objectivism.  Does Objectivism make the mistake or solve the mistake?
The leader summarizes the chapter and leads the discussion.

WHERE:
Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
2153 E. Alameda Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
480-921-1156
Use http://www.mapquest.com/ to get directions from your location.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-8707 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
Snacks or beverage to share or a monetary donation

SAT May 16: Julia Sweeney’s Letting Go of God

WHEN:
SATURDAY, May 16, 2009 7:00 PM

TOPIC:
Letting Go of God
Video Starring Julia Sweeney

DESCRIPTION:
Rob Kendt of the Los Angeles Times writes:
Religion is just too easy a target for mockery.  Seen from the outside, any
supernatural belief system can seem absurd.  You drink your God’s blood?  You
could be a gnat in your next life?  You can’t eat what?

Which is why Julia Sweeney’s brave, hilarious, ultimately moving new solo show
“Letting Go of God” is a gale-force breath of fresh air into the mostly
politic dialogue about religion in our time–which liberals of every faith
have largely ceded to fired-up fundamentalists.  The humbly sage Sweeney has
needling questions that can’t be swatted away with the laughing, lukewarm
tolerance we typically afford faith-based humor, as if to say: Gosh people
believe funny things, but don’t we all?

We shouldn’t laugh so dismissively, Sweeney insists, at others’ beliefs or our
own assunptions.  While she scores some easy, flawlessly deadpan laughs at
the expense of Mormonism, Deepak Chopra, astrology and Catholicism (the
tradition she says she was happily raised in) she is after much bigger game
than cheap disdain.  As she says to an imaginary God she’s at last parting
with near the show’s end: “It’s because I take you so seriously that I can’t
bring myself to believe in you.”

Looking very at home with herself, on a set dressed like a study rife with
religious books and artifacts, Sweeney delivers her monologue with her
trademark blend of ironic confidentiality and best-friend candor.

Believers of all stripes and intensities, as well as nonbelievers who may
scoff a little too facilely, will be challenged and disarmed with
stick-in-your-throat laughter by Sweeney’s utterly uncynical, blisteringly
honest testimony.

WHERE:
Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
2153 E. Alameda Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
480-921-1156
Use http://www.mapquest.com/ to get directions from your location.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-8707 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
Snacks or beverage to share or a monetary donation.

TUES: Ten Philosophical Mistakes: Moral Values

WHEN:
TUESDAY, May 5, 2009 6:30 PM

TOPIC:
Ten Philosophical Mistakes
by Mortimer J. Adler
Chapter 5 Moral Values

LEADER:
Warren Egmond
Bill Perry to provide Objectivist commentary

DESCRIPTION:
Ten Philosophical Mistakes is about basic errors in modern thought-how they
came about, their consequences, and how to avoid them.  Each month, we will
discuss one of the ten mistakes, what it is and how it relates to
Objectivism.  Does Objectivism make the mistake or solve the mistake?
The leader summarizes the chapter and leads the discussion.

WHERE:
Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
2153 E. Alameda Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
480-921-1156
Use http://www.mapquest.com/ to get directions from your location.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-8707 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
Snacks or beverage to share or a monetary donation.

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