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A big THANK YOU to everyone who was able to join us for the 2023 Institute Studies and Fundraising Dinner!
Stay tuned for information regarding upcoming events in 2023.

Institute Studies 2023

Loews Hollywood Hotel - Hollywood, CA

January 30, 2023 from 1-5pm


The great American philosopher Groucho Marx said, “These are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.”


Ethics, principles, practices, and our philosophy are all part of the story of our lives. Understanding our philosophies, ethics and practices are “part” of the “story” we live by, and that is exactly what Socrates meant when he said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.”


At the Institute of Transactional Philosophy, we examine the philosophies we as humans live by. We invite you to join us in person on Monday, January 30, 2023 at 1-5p.m. at the Loews Hollywood Hotel for an afternoon of spirited inquiry and learning where we will examine the role story plays in how we live our lives.


As Kirkland Tibbels offers in the Foreword of Transactionalism: An Historical and Interpretive Study:


Perhaps the work starting here can lead to an entirely new modern philosophy, or if not something so ambitious, perhaps a framework to ground our thinking and acting… The opportunities available to us are great if, through cooperation, we are able to coexist, help, be helped, and heed the words of Barth and Bruner and face the facts of our transactional selves.

Fundraising Dinner

Loews Hollywood Hotel – Hollywood, CA

January 30, 2023 from 6-8:30pm

We hope you will also join us for a celebratory fundraising dinner from 6-8:30p.m., where we will be joined by several honored guests to enjoy good company, support the Institute in fulfilling on its aims, and close out the day.

"Considering the dependence of life...upon being parties to transaction...the surprising thing is that any other idea has ever been entertained."

John Dewey – American Philosopher, Psychologist and Educational Reformer

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