What we're about

We are a Great Books reading and discussion group that specializes in political philosophy. Over the years we have read a wide variety of thinkers, from Plato to Richard Rorty. We are currently reading the works of Friedrich Nietzsche from beginning to end. Our group is open to all comers, so please give us a try!

We meet on the third Thursday of every month at Central Market.

There is a one-page Discussion Guide describing how we work. Click on "More" and "Files" to download.

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Upcoming events (1)

Join us for a virtual discussion of Nietzsche's The Genealogy of Morality

Reading: Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morality Third essay: what do ascetic ideals mean? We will resume our discussion at aphorism 9, where Nietzsche talks about the meaning of 'the ascetic ideal' in relation to the philosopher -- one his most charming pieces of writing. We hope to discuss at least the middle third of the essay, through aphorism 20. All the RSVPs will get an invitation to the Webex meeting. Here are the PDFs: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WIhOpEy-k79R9JRlfIlc2SDNgcaxvjh5/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_wZCzIZ7d8OfIHHuWfYRm3jjcafIFxNr/view?usp=sharing After the discussion we will try a 'virtual dinner' -- reconvening on the same Webex meeting to eat and drink and a free-form and spontaneous chat like we used to do at the restaurant after our live meeting. Plan on joining us for that if you can.

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