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 Wednesday of each month in 2014, and on the third Tuesday of each month in 2015.

Join us for discussions on the following readings (download the reading list here):


September 17, 2014
Antigone by Sophocles

October 15, 2014
The Crito by Plato and The Virtues by John Dewey

November 19, 2014
Iphigeneia at Aulis by Euripides 

December 17, 2014
Politics by Aristotle 

January 20, 2015
Notes from The Underground by Feodor Dostoevsky 

February 17, 2015
Exodus from the Bible  

March 17, 2015
Origin of Government by Thomas Hobbes

April 21, 2015
Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville  

May 19, 2015
Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

June 16, 2015
Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare  

July 21, 2015
The Knight of Faith by Soren Kierkegaard 

August 18, 2015
The Persian Wars by Herodotu

September 15, 2015
Of Civil Government by John Locke 

October 20, 2015
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift 

November 17, 2015
Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau