Sun Tzu's The Art of War

For March, the Thinkers' Club ventures into Eastern philosophy with The Art of War, one of the oldest books in Chinese (and hence world) literature. Written in the 6th century B.C., The Art of War provides practical advice for military leaders, yet it raises the deep philosophical questions about war and conflict from an ancient Chinese perspective. Is war inevitable, or could the world exist without it? Can military strength promote peace? Is there a difference between just and unjust war? Are ethical duties owed to enemies? What role should a military play in the rest of civil society? Do any of these questions have different answers today than they did in the past?
The Art of War is relatively short and available in most libraries and bookstores, or online at http://www.chinapage....

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  • Mark R. O.

    It was fun and you had a good group of people there. By the way who is Socrates what kind of food did he serve
    at his cafe?

    M. Orel

    March 4, 2010

  • Amy

    I will be there, but will be 30min-1 hour late due to a business obligation in Dover, OH. Please start the discussion without me. Also, a local political philosophy author, Jamil Kazoun, has expressed interest in presenting a lecture/guided discussion on his book entitled A Second American Revolution: Creating Rational Government at our April meetup. Jamil has planned on coming this week at 8pm or so to tell us a little about his book and see if there is interest in reading his book for April.

    February 28, 2010

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