neon (lamp) a discharge tube containing neon,
and glows with a red light when an electric current is sent through it: used
esp. in advertising signs and in designating the kookiest virtual metropolis
in the history of the known universe.
a portico, as in ancient Greece, having a wall on one side and pillars on
the other. A structure from which the advocates of Hellenistic Stoic
philosophy would often lecture.
for philosophical discussion in as unlikely a place as Las Vegas, Nevada
Who: We are people who dig philosophy. We’re sophomores, seniors, male, female,
quiet, crazy, long time students of ancient philosophical traditions, and
people who can’t even spell "Nietzsche" yet. Some of us are in the national
philosophical honor society (Phi Sigma Tau); some already graduated and can’t resist the
conversation. Oh yeah, sometimes we get the professors to have a few drinks
with us to loosen their philosophic tongues. That can be amusing as well as edifying. All
interested parties, without restriction, are invited.
Our goal is simple: Philosophy as Socrates intended it - outside the confines of the classroom. Several times a month (typically weekly) we gather at a local establishment, or a member's house, to talk about a philosophical topic or paper we have chosen to read (distributed electronically), or watch a movie, become mildly inebriated (if we are so inclined), and have lots of fun while we discuss, discuss, discuss. We also plan to hold other kinds of outings, such as bowling nights and Frisbee golf.
This semester, we decided to schedule meetings on most Thursdays. The idea is to pick a topic, reading, or movie that club members are interested in, distribute relevant materials beforehand, and then meet to discuss. Meetings will typically be held at Stephano's Greek & Mediterranean Grill (on Maryland Pkwy, in the strip mall behind Einstein's Bagels).
Philosophy Club Meetings on (most) Thursdays, 7pm(ish) at
Stephano's Greek & Mediterranean Grill
4632 S Maryland Pkwy #14
Las Vegas, NV 89119.
Be there or fail to instantiate the property of non-squareness!
For more information, updates, and announcements,
join the Neon Stoa Facebook group page at