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.

Meditations part 2

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

In this month's meeting, we are continuing with Descartes's Meditations, in particular Meditations 1, 2, and 6. We are also going to discuss the correspondence between Descartes and Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia. Elizabeth pointed out several concerns regarding Descartes's philosophical thinking. Please read the following article for the correspondence: Article.

Descartes' Meditations. Tom Sorrell's Descartes, A Very Short Introduction is recommended to help understand the main issues.

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.