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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.

Aristotle's Metaphysics

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Thursday, August 17, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Metaphysics by Aristotle: Continuing with Aristotle: causation, and substance. Next month we'll start dealing with issues of personal identity, and the mind-body problem. We'll discuss Kafka's Metamorphosis. Further reading to be announced.

Aristotle's Metaphysics

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Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Metaphysics by Aristotle: We're continuing with Aristotle's Categories and Metaphysics reading from the June meeting. Please read chapters 5, 6, and 10 (short readings) of Jonathan Barnes' Aristotle, A Very Short Introduction (you can access this ebook online through GALILEO using the permalink above.) Things to think about: What kinds of things exist? What is an individual? No prior knowledge of philosophy required, just your thoughts and ideas!

Aristotle's Metaphysics

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Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Categories, 1-10 and Metaphysics Book I, Book IV sections 1,2,3; Book VII, sections 1,2,3. by Aristotle: Metaphysics is one of the principal works of Aristotle and the first major work of the branch of philosophy with the same name. At the heart of the book lie three questions. What is existence, and what sorts of things exist in the world? How can things continue to exist, and yet undergo the change we see about us in the natural world? And how can this world be understood? - Wikipedia

Aristotle's Ethics book I

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Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Ethics book I by Aristotle: The Nicomachean Ethics is one of Aristotle’s most widely read and influential works. Ideas central to ethics--that happiness is the end of human endeavor, that moral virtue is formed through action and habituation, and that good action requires prudence--found their most powerful proponent in the person medieval scholars simply called “the Philosopher.” - Publisher

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