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This is the monthly meeting of the Emerson & Thoreau Discussion Group ("E&T"). We meet on the first Thursday of each month.
We will continue our exploration of "Walden" Chapter 1. Last month, the final passage was "The luxuriously rich are not simply kept comfortably warm..." So, we'll start there and continue to the end of the chapter, in case you want to read ahead.
Henry David Thoreau [masked]) once described himself as "a mystic, a transcendentalist, and a natural philosopher." He was one of the leading intellectuals in the United States in the 1800s, and his writings cover society, the individual, and the search for universal laws.
No reading in advance is required. As usual, I'll prepare the best quotes for our discussion.
Walden free text - http://literatureproject.com/walden/index.htm
Walden on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1619493918
Meeting time (USA):
For our international friends:
8:00PM São Paulo, Brazil
12:00AM London and Ireland
4:45AM Kathmandu, Nepal
8:00AM Seoul, South Korea
9:00AM Sydney, Australia
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Our group enjoys open-minded, respectful conversations on philosophy and how it relates to science, culture, other belief systems, and even pop culture (books and movies). Sometimes "we agree to disagree", but the long-term goal is to improve our minds via group discussions.
This meeting is free and open to the public.