Upcoming Events

Board Meeting

Steve Miller
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Highland Park Library, 2074 Ford Parkway, St. Paul

MISF members welcome

Philosophy Study Group (session 2)

Curt Hillstrom
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet, Minneapolis

We will be reading chapter 8 of The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl Popper. This chapter goes into the details of his attempts to define what is meant by probability as it is used in science. It is a long chapter and includes some mathematics. Knowing that there are some who would prefer not to tackle this, we are offering an alternative: another reading – of your choice – related to the book. This means that it should cover the same topics Popper seems most concerned about here.

From Winnipeg to New Orleans: the route of the Jefferson Highway in Minnesota.

Carol Ahlgren
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis

Carol Ahlgren is both an architectural historian and historian in the Twin Cities. She received a 2017 Legacy Fellowship from the Minnesota Historical Society to study the highway's history and route through Minnesota.

History Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet, Minneapolis

We are beginning a new book. Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations (2017) by John Avlon is more than a book about Washington's farewell address. It is a book about the United States in Washington's time and his perception of the problems and needs of the new democracy.

The book is available in paperback for around $12 and the ebook only costs $4. For the 21st we will read Part I and the first two chapters of Part II (up to Fiscal Discipline).

This is a book that you ought to read. You are, after all, a future generation.