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.


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Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

The Crito of Socrates by Plato: Critois a dialogue by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. It depicts a conversation between Socrates and his wealthy friend Crito regarding justice, injustice, and the appropriate response to injustice. Socrates thinks that injustice may not be answered with injustice, and refuses Crito's offer to finance his escape from prison. This dialogue contains an ancient statement of the social contract theory of government.. - Wikipedia

The Apology of Socrates

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Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

The Apology of Socrates by Plato: The Apology of Socrates, by the philosopher Plato (429–347 BC), was one of many explanatory apologia about Socrates’s legal defence against accusations of corruption and impiety; most apologia were published in the decade after the Trial of Socrates (399 BC). As such, Plato’s Apology of Socrates is an early philosophic defense of Socrates, presented in the form of a Socratic dialogue; which Aristotle later classed as a genre of fiction; and is a historical source about Socrates (469–399 BC) the philosopher. - Wikipedia

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