Photo of the sculpture Another Place by Antony Gormley.

For the Philo of Philosophy

At the Athens-Clarke County Library

Ever wonder what philosophers wonder about? Then our new book discussion group, For the Philo of Philosophy, is for you! We'll read philosophy books from the ancient Greeks to modern times. These discussions will be led by a former adjunct professor of philosophy. For the Philo of Philosophy meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm. For information, email mkapelewski@athenslibrary.org.

Photo of the sculpture Another Place by Antony Gormley.

Frankenstein

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Thursday, June 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

For the Philo of Philosophy, in participation with PBS's Great American Read, will read and discuss Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. We will also read Henk van den Belt's essay "Playing God in Frankenstein's Footsteps: Synthetic Biology and the Meaning of Life." Come discuss how one of the greatest novels ever written is also one of the most philosophical! Philosophy makes you wonder! Click on the links below to access the readings.

Frankenstein

Playing God in Frankenstein's Footsteps: Synthetic Biology and the Meaning of Life

Aristotle's Metaphysics

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Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

In this meeting of our book club, I want to review and discuss a lot of the terms we have learned about in the last year. It will be very informative and entertaining. I also want to discuss some exciting news, and talk about future movie/book discussions I have in mind. Thinking about joining our book club? This would be a great time to catch up! Come and join For the Philo of Philosophy, where we can see, read, and talk all about Philosophy!


Spinoza: A Guide for the Perplexed

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Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Continuing with the concept of substance in Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz, we will continue with chapter 2 of R.S. Woodhouse's Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz: The Concept of Substance in Seventeenth Century Metaphysics. During our March meeting, we will go in detail over Woolhouse's chapter 2, and over the Spinoza introduction here: Spinoza: A Guide for the Perplexed.

And from actual text from the Ethics: Ethics : Ethica Ordine Geometrico Demonstrata.