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.

Nature of Personal Identity

john locke book cover Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

For the March meeting of For the Philo of Philosophy we are continuing with the February readings listed on the website, and adding two more:  Phillip K. Dick's short story Beyond Lies the Wub, and from the book Anatomy of a Robot, the chapter: The Existential Cyborg.  These readings will add more depth to our already very interesting discussions on what it is to be human, what it is to be a person, what is personal identity and beyond.   March 21st, 6pm. Heritage Room Conference Room.   New members always welcome!  Philosophy makes you wonder...

You can access the books here: 
John Locke's Essay on Human Understanding, chapter XXVII Of Identity and Diversity.
Chapter 6, Identity Crisis
Phillip K. Dick's Beyond Lies the Wub
From the book Anatomy of a Robot, the chapter called The Existential Cyborg.

Nature of Personal Identity

john locke book cover Thursday, February 19th, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

For the Philo of Philosophy will be discussing the nature of personal identity. We will be reading John  Locke's famous chapter from his Essay on Human  Understanding, Of Identity and Diversity, and Chapter 6 from Philip K. Dick and Philosophy, Will You Survive a Trip to Rekall, Inc.?, written by G.C. Goddu.  These readings will also tie-in some of the discussions we've had regarding the nature of time.  Thursday, February 21st, Heritage Room Conference Room, 6pm. Philosophy makes you wonder...

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.  

coverYou can access the books here: 

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.  

You can access the books here: 
Christmas Carol:
Philosophy makes you wonder...