Author Archives: David O'Donoghue

About David O'Donoghue

David is the founder and director of the New Orleans Lyceum. David was trained as a clinical psychologist and worked and taught in the field for 18 years. He went back to school and did doctoral studies in philosophy for five years, concentrating on the practice of the New England Transcendentalists and the local village Lyceums to use conversation as a means of education. David was motivated by this model to start his own Lyceum . He started the Lyceum as an independent adult educational center in the mountains of North Carolina in 2000. The school was relocated to New Orleans in 2003. David specializes in conversations around philosophy (philocafes), literature/poetry, and films. He is a visual artist of sorts and has been making forays into the theatre world.

Philosophy Café: Mindfulness

New Orleans Lyceum Philo Café Saturday, October 8th Fairgrinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon, 10:30 to noon. Mindfulness: What does it mean to be mindful? What are the benefits of mindfulness? Is Judith Warner correct that mindfulness meditation leads to … Continue reading

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Spirituality in Film

Spirituality in Film discussion on Friday October 7th at 7:30 Parker Church at 1130 Nashville. The film will be: The Name of the Rose A fascinating detective story that takes place in a monastery in the 13th (?) century. Sean … Continue reading

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Aristotle Reading Group

October 10th 7:30 1412 Euterpe St. Advanced Philosophy Seminar on Plato’s Parmenides. This group will read together and discuss Plato’s dialogue on Parmenides. We will look at both what this pre-Socratic philosopher really said and how Plato presents his ideas. … Continue reading

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Philo Cafe and a Cuppa Coffee

Saturday, August 27th 10:30am Philocafe with David Bernstein Fairgrinds Coffeehouse on Ponce de Leon. Come and have your morning brew with David and the gang for an interesting conversation. The topic for this session is around the question of whether … Continue reading

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Spirituality in Fil

Friday, August 26th, 7:30 Spirituality in Film Series Parker Church 1130 Nashville Brother Sun, Sister Moon The Zeferelli film about St. Francis

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Drop In Chess Class

Announcing a new drop-in chess class Next meeting Monday August 22 Introductory Chess Fair Grinds Coffee House 3133 Ponce de Leon, New Orleans Mondays (beginning Aug. 8) Lecture, Drills, Play: 8-10 p.m. $5/nite $30adv/8nites Coach Russ Popara 504-610-4750

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David Hume Reading Group

Monday, August 22nd come join us for a slow reading group on David Hume’s “An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding” which is easily available at the Library and cheaply from Abebooks and Amazon. The class will be 7:00 at 1412 Euterpe … Continue reading

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