Wit & Wisdom: Why Do We Love Our Friends? A Philosofarian Discussion

We all know how important our friends are to us, but this isn’t the half of it. It’s not just that we enjoy our friends, or that they are integral to our everyday lives.  We will make decisions and take actions that are sometimes against our own interests and even our values for the sake of our friends. Indeed It’s been said that a friend is “another self”. But what does all this mean? Are our friends fundamentally important to happiness? Are there different kinds of “friends”, and do they mean different things to us? Why do we weigh and value the unique moral, psychological, and even spiritual obligations to friends in the way that we do, and how might this be connected to our own sense of self?

Join Philosofarian in the Fort George Lovell Showroom every 2nd Thursday October – May for Wit & Wisdom: A Philosofarian Discussion. Doors open at 6pm with food & beverages available via the Taproom window, talk starts at 7pm. All ages welcome and never a cover!

The Thursday Talks program is reoccurring community lecture series every Thursday October through May. Thank you to our 2023 Thursday Talk Partners –

  • 1st Thursdays – Ales & Ideas w/ Clatsop Community College
  • 2nd Thursdays – Wit & Wisdom w/ Philosofarian
  • 3rd Thursdays – Thursday Night Talk w/ Clatsop County Historical Society
  • 4th Thursdays – Nature Matters w/ Lewis & Clark National Parks, National ParksService, and North Coast Watershed Association

WHERE: Lovell Showroom, 1483 Duane Street Astoria, OR 97103 Map