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SLPL Philosophy Book Discussion Group- FYI

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The SLPL Philosophy Book Discussion group has been meeting for ten years at the Carpenter Branch on South Grand. They meet the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The book title changes each month and the Carpenter Branch keeps ten uncatalogued copies that are available first-come, first-served to discussion group participants. Additionally, each SLPL Branch has multiple cataloged copies that are available for cardholders to check out.

If you have any questions about the topics or the group, please contact the coordinator, Michael Schaefer, at 314-772-6586 or via e-mail at or

Please see below for the monthly dates and titles:

January 10 - Bullspotting: Finding Facts in the Age of Misinformation by Loren Collins

February 14 - The Death of Truth: Thomas S. Kuhn and the Evolution of Ideas by Keay Davidson

March 14 - A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather Than Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss

April 11 - Evolution's Purpose: An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of Our Origins by Steve McIntosh

May 9 - Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything by Randy Cohen and Dave Hopkins

June 13 - The Philosophy of Hebrew Scriptures by Yoran Hazony

July 11 - Islam and the Arab Awakening by Tariq Ramadan

August 8 - The Joy of Secularism: 11 Essays for How We Live Now, edited by George Levine

September 12 - The Freedom Paradox: Towards a Post-Secular Ethics by Clive Hamilton

October 10 - The Modern Book of the Dead: A Revolutionary Perspective on Death, the Soul, and What Really Happens in the Life to Come by Ptolemy Tompkins

November 14 - The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt

December 12 - Meaning and Value in a Secular Age: Why Eupraxophy Matters by Paul Kurtz


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