The philosophy group is an occasional reading group, which meets to discuss works of philosophy – ancient, modern, and contemporary!
We have been meeting, on and off, since 2013. In the past we have read books by Plato, Aristotle, Lucretius, Rousseau, Nietzsche, and others (see below for a complete list). Our discussions are always great fun, and no background in philosophy is needed – only an interest in big ideas! To join in, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A complete list of the books we’ve read (2013-2019):
Plato, Early Socratic Dialogues
Lucretius, On the Nature of Things
Aristotle, The Eudemian Ethics
Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue
William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience
Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
Rousseau, Reveries of the Solitary Walker
Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Montaigne, The Essays (a selection)
Seneca, How to Keep Your Cool
Wendell Berry, The World-ending Fire
Epictetus, How to Be Free
In 2014-15, the Philosophy Group also read through the complete works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, as well as a selection of plays by Aristophanes.