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Detroit Study Center

The Masonic Philosophical Society has been growing throughout the world steadily. While we offer many different resources for our members to grow and learn online, there is simply no substitute for attending the Study Center nearest you. When you attend a Study Center of the Masonic Philosophical Society you will have the opportunity, not only to hear from a speaker, but to participate in the dialogue.

Detroit Study Center
Disabled American Veteran 19 of Oakland County , 2717 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley, MI, 48072
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What is art and does it have inherent meaning?
Date: 3/11/2017 3:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Behavorial Science
Presenter: Chris Osborn
Synopsis: Have you ever looked at a work of art and wondered, how is this art? What are the defining characteristics that determine what is art and what isn't? Does art have inherent meaning or is meaning found only in the eye of the beholder? We will consider these questions and many more by examining several different modalities of art including painting, sculpture, and music. Then we will delve into symbolism and discuss how art has influenced Freemasonry.

What is a good argument?
Date: 4/8/2017 3:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Formal Science
Presenter: Katie Cumsille
Synopsis: Individuals shy away from topics like politics and religion because it often results in heated arguments that injure both parties. Perhaps people would be more inclined to debate these essential topics if they were better equipped with how to present their ideas. Exchange of ideas that do not hold personal connection to allows for man to understand himself and his neighbors; a goal that Freemasonry works tirelessly to foster. This discussion will look into the flaws of many different types of arguments that block communication between people. Join us for an enlightening discussion on how to debate with wisdom and compassion!

School of Pythagoras
Hypatia Quote

Wisdom of Neoplatonism

"Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them."
Hypatia of Alexandria
Mathematician and Astronomer
Personal Writings