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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.

Kansas Study Center
14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO
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What is the purpose of esoteric organizations and Freemasonry in particular?
Date: 5/20/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Esotericism
Presenter: Chris Osborn
Synopsis: There have been many esoteric organizations that have existed over the centuries. Is there an underlying theme with these various organizations? Have they all been working toward a common purpose and what benefit to humanity have they wrought?We will discuss these questions and many more as we look to the future of Freemasonry by examining the past.

Introversion vs. Extroversion: How do we relate to others?
Date: 6/17/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Behavioral Science
Presenter: Tracy Leavey
Synopsis: Interaction with others is one of the key components in building a better humanity. Searching for common ground in an attempt to having a meaningful conversation with another can be challenging upon first meeting. Maintaining a mutually rewarding relationship with differing personalities can test even the best of us. The more knowledge we have on the science behind behavior allows for more tools to build unity, community and the progress toward the possibility of a peaceful humanity. If not the whole, perhaps, the tribe we choose to surround ourselves with, who then mirror into the whole of humanity. A common topic among behavioral scientists is the differences between introverts and extroverts and how the personality types co-mingle. Let's discuss our results at our next meeting and share our own experience as the introvert or extrovert and how we coexist.

Does rational thought have a limit?
Date: 7/15/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Philosophy
Presenter: Katie
Synopsis: Isaac Asimov, a world-renowned author and biochemist, wrote many wonderful fanatical stories of artificial intelligence. One of his short stories, known as Reason, gives a compelling argument on the limits of rational thought and creation. Join us as we take an outsider's perspective on Asimov's tale and look inwardly in how we derive our beliefs and what we consider to be truth.

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