Paul Dutton

Paul Dutton- Director of Activism

pdutton@texasmillennialinstitute.org

Paul is a Computer Engineering student at Texas A&M University. A native Austinite, he plays drums, cooks a mean rack of ribs, and loves audio gear. Becoming politically active around the time of the 2012 primary season, he has been involved with various groups since to help engage Millennials and to become educated about how the world works. He hopes to work in a tech co-op and stay involved in educating a growing network of inspired Texans.

Personal influences:
Benjamin Tucker, Dean Spade, Elinor Ostrom, Friedrich Hayek, Jimi Hendrix, and Franz Kafka.

Favorite acronym:
BFF, because friends are what matters!

Most important issues:
Anti-war, anti-nationalism, education, agorism, social justice.

Favorite quote about Texas:
But I think there will be little quarrel with my feeling that Texas is one thing. For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study, and the passionate possession of all Texans.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

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Austin! Have you been looking for an opportunity to get together with a group to critically examine philosophical texts? Well, here's your chance.

Join us over drinks and casual discussion of Camus' essay "The Myth of Sisyphus." Sable will be leading us through the essay, socratic seminar style. Participants will join for an hour long discussion where we address open-ended questions based on the text, listen to each others comments and respond thoughtfully, and walk away with a better understanding of the topic at hand as well as connecting more with those who attend.

Let's search for meaning (whether it be futile or not) and decide to have coffee (instead of kill ourselves) together on Thursday, September 7th at 7:30pm. Your first drink will be on us!

*This event is open to anyone interested in having conducive dialogue about the essay at hand and those that agree to come prepared to engage on the text. Please read the essay beforehand (we'll provide a PDF on the page and hard copies in person).
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Socratic Happy Hour: The Myth of Sisyphus

September 7, 2017, 7:30pm - September 7, 2017, 9:30pm

Austin! Have you been looking for an opportunity to get together with a group to critically examine philosophical texts? Well, here's your chance. Join us over drinks and casual discussion of Camus' essay "The Myth of Sisyphus." Sable will be leading us through the essay, socratic seminar style. Participants will join for an hour long discussion where we address open-ended questions based on the text, listen to each others comments and respond thoughtfully, and walk away with a better understanding of the topic at hand as well as connecting more with those who attend. Let's search for meaning (whether it be futile or not) and decide to have coffee (instead of kill ourselves) together on Thursday, September 7th at 7:30pm. Your first drink will be on us! *This event is open to anyone interested in having conducive dialogue about the essay at hand and those that agree to come prepared to engage on the text. Please read the essay beforehand (we'll provide a PDF on the page and hard copies in person).

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