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PHILOSOPHY FOR THE PEOPLE

By Rachel Nelson

Welcome! I'm Rachel Nelson! I'm a philosophy of religion researcher. I created Philosophy For The People to explore questions about existence & the human being within the Tampa Bay area.

 

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How We Got Here


The SparkNotes version:

You live & you die. On my 5th deployment I decided I didn't want to spend the rest of my life preparing for war. I left active duty, mainly to have a simple life and train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Shortly after, my religious views crashed as doctrines & un-reflected explanations of right 

& wrong failed to match experience & logic. I went to seminary to investigate deeper, wound up in a Philosophy of Religion PhD program, & found beauty, hope, & magic in everything I once feared. 


Micro-Bio:

(In the works) Ph.D. Philosophy of Religion, University of Birmingham, U.K. // Master of Divinity, Southeastern University // B.S. Business Management, American Military University // A.S. Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force 


Active Duty Air Force, 11 years // Air Force Reserves, 5 years // Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt // Dances To The Beat of Existentialism, Mysticism, Psychotherapy & A Pinch Of Theology.


“The tree that would grow to heaven must send its roots to hell.”

― Frederick Nietzsche 

 

JOIN US

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OUR GATHERINGS

Engaging The Big Questions

Four panelist of contrasting backgrounds come together to share unique & personal perspectives to life's complex philosophical question. Questions like: "Who am I?" "What is God?" "What is right & wrong?" are engaged here. Each panelist talks for 20 minutes, acoustic jams make for a pleasant intermission, and a Q&A will top off the night. This is not a debate styled panel, its a place to indulge yourself in the gift of perceptions outside of your own.

 
Buddhist Monks

NEXT EVENT


TBD

A Seminole Heights Discussion

Location:

TBD

Time:

7pm-9pm

Date:

TBD

 
 

GET IN TOUCH

605-519-0090