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"The Swerve: How the World Became Modern," by Stephen Greenblatt
• What we'll do This book was awarded the Pulitzer and the National Book Award for nonfiction when it came out in 2011. An excellent read, it is really two stories in one. It describes the rediscovery of the work, "On the Nature of Things," by the Roman philosopher, Lucretius, in 1417 after the work had been lost for several hundred years. Along the way the author gives a great description of how manuscripts were preserved and recopied before the advent of the printing press and how a 15th century bookhunter, Poggio, rediscovered Lucretius's work. The book also describes the surprisingly contemporary philosophical principles laid out by Lucretius, who was a devotee of the Greek philosopher, Epicurus. $7.22 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Swerve-How-World-Became-Modern/dp/0393343405 • What to bring • Important to know Enter the Student Union building through the door at the corner of Kenwood and Maryland and look for us at one of the tables.

UWM Student Union

2200 E Kenwood Blvd · Milwaukee, Wi

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This group is for anyone living in the Milwaukee area who enjoys reading about and discussing big ideas. From broad philosophical questions about the human mind to current social issues and scientific discoveries, the goal is to entertain our brains and broaden our perspectives. The focus is on deep scientific, philosophical and social questions, and we avoid self-help, spirituality, and business-oriented books.

**Please note that at this point we have a fairly large group and only accept new members if their interests closely match the group's interests (your answers to the profile questions really matter), so please do not take it personally if you are turned down.

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