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Mistakes Were Made: Learning From Failure - Portland Street Epistemology

Collective Agency Downtown
511 SW 10th Ave, Suite 1108
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

Access Notes

We're on the 11th floor, come on up. Non-members park bikes outside the building. Paid car parking is connected to the building, and a SmartPark is two blocks away near Target. Located on SW 10th and Washington, between Target and Powell's, on the big block of food carts. We're on the Streetcar line, a block from the Red and Blue MAX lines, and a 5-minute walk from the Green, Yellow, Orange lines.



Let's get together and discuss anything related to Street Epistemology (SE). The topic for November will be "Mistakes Were Made - Learning From Failure". As Dr. Peter Boghossian said, failure is an expected part of the process of learning to use Street Epistemology effectively.

We'll be looking at our mistakes in a positive light, as a beneficial tool for optimizing our technique and improving in the future. Bring your stories (or audio/video) of errors both big and small and share what you think you might have done better so we can all learn from each other. Afterwords we'll head to Deschutes Brewery.

This is a fun and casual social get-together for people who are interested in Street Epistemology. Why SE? Because beliefs that are not based on sound reasoning and evidence, including those in religion, pseudoscience, politics, and more, can occur at an alarming rate in our friends, family, community, and ourselves. While debate and presenting evidence can be effective when one is open to it, in other cases it can backfire, strengthening the belief even more (Nyhan & Reifler, Political Behavior, 2010: 32,[masked]).

Street Epistemology is an approach for having meaningful, respectful, and productive conversations that help people re-examine the processes they use to come to knowledge, become more reflective about their beliefs, and break through dogmatism.

See https://streetepistemology.com/

We're mostly skeptics and atheists, but all are welcome and encouraged to join us.