Do You Live in Chicago, Tampa, Boca Raton, Minnesota or New York?

I am going to be on a whirlwind tour this summer and was wondering if any Camels With Hammers fans would like me to set up get togethers in their cities. I have no idea what kind of interest there is or not to meet up with me, but I will be in Minnesota at CONvergence July 5-8 (and discussing The Philosophy of Batman there on July 7 at 2pm), in Tampa July 16-22, Boca Raton July 24-30, and Chicago August 1-6. Plus I live in New York and will be mostly free and available to schedule something for some time between August 13-23.

SO, here’s what I’d like you to do. If you would like to meet me and other Camels With Hammers readers, and live within realistic reach of any of those places, and are free within any of those timespans, please tell me which city and what dates/times you could possibly do, and rate your level of commitment to showing up if I schedule something (1 being possibly if you feel like it that day, 2 being yes, if you don’t have other plans arise in the meantime, and 3 if you will rearrange your entire life to meet me—or otherwise just put it in ink if a date is set).

Again, I will be at CONvergence if you will. There will be a Freethought Blogs/Skepchick party room, from 8pm-1am every night and if all goes according to plan I will be bumming around there all night most nights eager to be recognized!

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Ace of Sevens

    I’m tryign to score transport to Minnesota so I can IRL meet a long time Internet friend. Hope I can make it and see you, too.

  • plutosdad

    I am in Chicago and would be interested, probably a 2. Any of those days are ok.

    • plutosdad

      we are friends on fb with my real name a few days ago so i will watch for the updates there.

  • Brianne

    See you at CONvergence, Dan!

  • Jesse

    Being a New Yorker I’d rate a meetup at a 2. I didn’t realize you lived in the City.

  • Tim

    Dan – I would be around for something in August.

    Secondarily – if you get a vide of your speech on batman – I would love to see that if you dont post it here.

    Thirdly – I just finished your series on deconversion – and I LOVED it. Great job.


  • Daniel Fincke

    Thanks Tim! It’s not over yet, so keep reading :)