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Philosophy Talk at The Marsh SF
The Marsh
San Francisco, CA
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Philosophy Talk at The Marsh SF
PHILOSOPHY TALK: Live at The Marsh San Francisco

For multiple-show tickets, please call our administrative office at (415) 641-0235 between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday to pay by credit card and make reservations for specific shows.

Individual Shows: $15 pre-sale/$20 at door
Any 2 shows: $25
Any 4 shows: $45
All 8 shows: $80

All Dates:
Sunday October 9th, 2011 in SF
Sunday January 22nd, 2012 in Berkeley
Sunday April 29th, 2012 in Berkeley
Sunday July 15th, 2012 in Berkeley

In San Francisco:

Sunday, October 9th 2011

12:00pm - MILITARY SERVICE AND PUBLIC LIFE with David Kennedy. Is the military draft a natural expression of democratic values, or a challenge to our most basic concepts of individual rights and liberties? Are the values that make for an effective military consistent with the values that make for a free and democratic republic? If the government must have the power to defend the nation, does it follow that it must have the power to control events around the entire world? John and Ken enlist themselves in a discussion of military service and public life with Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Kennedy.  

3:00pm - IS DEMOCRACY A UNIVERSAL VALUE? With Larry Diamond Americans value democracy, and expect others to value it. But is it a universal value? Does God, or rationality, or something very basic about human sensibility, dictate that states should be organized democratically? What if there were empirical evidence that some non-democratic form of government is more likely to produce human happiness, cultural achievement, and sound money? John and Ken consider the universality of democratic values with Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and author of The Spirit of Democracy.

For Berkeley dates, see the other event Philosophy Talk at The Marsh Berkeley

Each show is 90 minutes with no intermission.


The Marsh (View)
1062 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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