Great Books Discussion Group

The ThinkerInterested in philosophy and the big questions of life? Please join us each month for a round table discussion of how modern day issues are reflected and illuminated by the great Western classic books.

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. in the Phila Simmons study room.

Join us for discussions on the following readings:

February 21, 2017
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

March 21, 2017
The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy

April 18, 2017
The Indestructibility of Our Inner Nature by Arthur Schopenhauer

May 16, 2017
Medea by Euripides

June 20, 2017
The Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber

July 18, 2017
The Misanthrope by Molière

August 15, 2017 - CANCELED
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

September 19, 2017
Book of Job from the Bible

October 17, 2017
Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

November 21, 2017
Caesar and Cleopatra by George Bernard Shaw

December 19, 2017
The City of God by St. Augustine

January 16, 2018
Symposium by Plato

February 20, 2018
Of Experience by Michael de Montaigne

March 20, 2018
Rameau’s Nephew by Denis Diderot

April 17, 2018
The Tempest by William Shakespeare

May 15, 2018
The Federalist by A. Hamilton, J. Jay, J. Madison

June 19, 2018
The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol

July 17, 2018
Ecclesiastes from the Bible