We'll be discussing Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Michael Hecht (nonfiction - history/philosophy). It's a long one, so get a head start!
This is an account of the world's greatest ‘intellectual virtuosos,' who are also humanity's greatest doubters and disbelievers, from the ancient Greek philosophers, Jesus, and the Eastern religions, to modern secular equivalents Marx, Freud and Darwin—and their attempts to reconcile the seeming meaninglessness of the universe with the human need for meaning.
Available on Amazon, Thriftbooks (used books, free shipping) or through Sac Library.
Come with a few thoughts/ideas about the book to discuss!
About the Venue
The Coffee Garden is a little coffee shop just off Broadway and 99. If the weather's nice, we're probably in the big table in the garden through the back door. Otherwise we're on the couches right inside the front door.
They serve all sorts of coffees and drinks, sodas, and a wide variety of sandwiches and salads perfect for dinner if you choose. They appreciate it if you at least buy a drink/pastry.
Please be courteous and do not bring outside food or drinks.
About the Book Club
We're glad to have you join us - if you hate the book, love the book, or even didn't finish the book. If you're a newcomer, get a head start on the book for next month by looking at the calendar!