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.

Kafka's Metamorphosis

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Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka: What is it to be human? What is a person? What is personal identity? Explore this topic in our next For The Philo of Philosophy meeting, Thursday, September 21st, 6:00 pm, Public Meeting Room C. Please read Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis, and chapter 1 of Peter Cave's Philosophy: A Beginner's Guide. Click on the links above to access these readings.

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!

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