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

Photo of the sculpture Another Place by Antony Gormley.

St. Augustine and the nature and essence of Time

Thursday, January 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. Heritage Room Conference Room

"What then, is Time?  If no one asks me, I understand it, but if I have to explain it, I cannot."  Come find out what St. Augustine thought about the nature and essence of Time. Thursday, January 17th, Heritage Room Conference Room, 6 pm.  

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A Christmas Carol and the morality of time travel: Saving the Soul of Ebenezer Scrooge

Christmas Carol coverThursday, December 20th, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

A Christmas Carol: And Other Christmas Stories

Part I of Time and the Science of the Soul in Early  Modern Philosophy

Did you ever wonder what you would change about yourself if you could go back in time?
In our December meeting, we are going to discuss morality and time travel.  The topic for our meeting is: A Christmas Carol and the morality of time travel:  Saving the Soul of Ebenezer Scrooge. 
Thursday, December 20th, Heritage Room Conference Room,  6pm.  

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Philosophy makes you wonder...


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

Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes 

Should a sovereign or ruler have absolute power?  What is the natural condition of man, and why should we enter into a social contract?  Come find out in our November meeting! We are going to read Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes. You can read Parts I and II in their entirety, but special attention will be given to:
From Part I:  Chapter 6(p.33); Chapter 8(p.45); Chapter 13(p.82): Chapter 14(p.86); Chapter 15(p.95); Chapter 16(p.106).
From Part II:  Chapter 17(p.111); Chapter 18(p.115); Chapter 29(p.212); Chapter 30(p.222).
Philosophy makes you wonder...

To Kill A Mockingbird

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Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: For the Philo of Philosophy will be discussing Harper Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, which is on the 100 list of PBS's The Great American read. Will to KILL A MOCKINGBIRD be America's favorite book? Come share your thoughts about why TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is such a compelling read, with issues that are as relevant as they are timeless! Philosophy makes you wonder.