What we're about
In this group, we read works by philosophers and discuss them. We usually meet every other week while we're on a given reading. If you wish to attend, just read the selection and RSVP to let us know you're coming. While members are responsible for acquiring the texts themselves, we quite often find an online version of the text, the link to which will be listed in the event description or in the comments below it. Please inquire if you're having difficulty.
We will be in recess during the summer months. In the second week of September, we will begin discussing Martin Heidegger's Being and Time.
In past sessions, we've read:
Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind (Spring 2018); Joseph de Maistre's Consideration on France (Spring 2018); Lionel Trilling's Sincerity and Authenticity (Winter 2018); selected essays by Stanley Cavell and JL Austin (Fall 2017); Ralph Emerson's Divinity School Address (Summer 2017); Soren Kierkegaard's The Present Age (Summer 2017); selections from The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton & James Madison (Summer 2017); the "Preface" and "Introduction" to Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (Spring 2017); Plato's Parmenides (Winter 2017); essays in 20th century critical theory, anthologized by H. Adams (Summer - Fall 2016); Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments (Winter - Spring 2016); Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations (Summer - Fall 2015).
Take the time to read a selection and attend one of our meetings--it's a lively experience. Look forward to seeing you there!