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Kansas Study Center

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
8100 Mission Rd Prairie Village, KS 66208
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Does Science Destroy Beauty?
Date: 1/21/2017 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Art
Presenter: Chris Osborn
Synopsis: "To lovers of beauty, Newton brought not peace but a sword." Newton's contribution to science is vast and multifaceted. Modern times hails Newton as one of the greatest scientists of all times, but does all feel such affectionate to father of Classical Physics? Arguably many poets and painters feel that Newton destroyed the beauty of the rainbow. Freemasonry is described as a science and an art but many believe that, just like the rainbow, one can only be a science or an art. Is it possible that art must be sacrificed for science?

How does death affect every aspect of our daily lives?
Date: 2/18/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Behavorial Science
Presenter: Katie Cumsille
Synopsis: The belief in an afterlife is in every philosophy of life, including atheism. The construct that there is no life after death is still a construct about an afterlife. In Ernest Becker's book "The Denial of Death," he asserts that everything we do, every action we take, and every thought we derive is based ultimately on our fear of our mortality.

School of Pythagoras
Hypatia Quote

Wisdom of Neoplatonism

"Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them."
Hypatia of Alexandria
Mathematician and Astronomer
Personal Writings